The District will provide families with accurate information about a situation as quickly as possible. This communication will occur when the school emergency occurs and again when the emergency is resolved or information has changed. The District will utilize our phone messaging system to contact families utilizing the phone numbers provided to the school and available in our student information system. For this reason, it is important to always update the school regarding a change in phone number for yourself or anyone listed as an emergency contact. Based on the situation, the District may also utilize its website, Facebook and Twitter accounts to provide information.
While it is important for us to quickly update parents, it is also important that the information we send is accurate. Please be aware that emergency situations are fluid and always changing, and that information received from non-District sources such as the news media and social media may be inaccurate.
After Event Communications:
In some instances, the District will send a factual notice to families regarding the day, time, duration and reason for the lockdown or evacuation. The notice may include other information as appropriate such as lunch changes, transportation adjustments and extra-curricular and co-curricular activity modifications. When possible, these letters will be sent home with students following an emergency situation.
Please make sure your contact information and all emergency contact information is accurate and updated:
The District will call families when there is an emergency situation at a school. Please make sure your emergency contact information is always up to date with the staff in the main office at your child's school. In the event of a serious emergency, all emergency contacts will be called. Please make sure the emergency contacts you have listed for your child are up to date and they understand the District's procedures. Also, make sure that they know they are listed as an emergency contact.