First, prepare at home:
- Review your family's emergency plan.
- Talk with your children about what to do if a disaster occurs while they're at school
- Make sure your children's school emergency cards list your most up-to-date work, home and mobile numbers
- Make sure you list relatives or others who are authorized to pick up your children from school in case of emergency.
Schools are the safest places to be in an emergency. Each school has a disaster preparedness plan, with teachers, administratos and other personnel trained to supervise, counsel and care for students. School buildings must comply with strict earthquake and fire safety standards.
Students practice emergency drills regularly. Our schools participate in monthly, quarterly or annual drills to prepare for emergencies. Ask you children to show you how to "drop, cover and hold" or to cover your cough.
School evacuation plans are ready. School staff will follow an orderly plan to make sure that each child is released at a specified location on campus to a parent, relative or person designated on the student's emergency card.
Shelter-in-place plans are ready. Schools are equipped with emergency supplies. School buildings comply with strict safety codes, and are often the safest buildings in our communities. chool staff will ensure that students are supervised until it is safe to release them or until you or your designee arrive.
Stay informed. If an emergency occurs, school staff will concentrate on keeping children safe. Phone lines may not be working. PUSD will make every effort to keep you informed by other means, including KLRN-TV and this website.