Statement of Purpose
This emergency preparedness plan was developed to manage and provide safety and security for the children, staff, volunteers, and visitors on campus in the event of an emergency situation. Being prepared and knowing how to respond enables the school to handle emergency situations. Emergencies can and will happen, however, being prepared can lead to a less serious outcome. Parents are encouraged to review the entire plan by logging into ParentsWeb.
Emergency Management Team
The purpose of the emergency management team is to conduct safety audits and determines what constitutes an emergency situation. Southminster School defines an emergency as any event that disrupts normal school activities. Potential situations include: bomb threat, intruder on campus, missing child, chemical cloud, fire, and natural disaster.
Scope of Responsibility
Emergency Planning Team will work to develop and maintain emergency plan, meeting to review and modify plan when necessary, provide in-service on emergency plan, and communicate with staff during emergency. Develop a phone tree system to notify parents/guardians of potential disaster. All Southminster employees are required to attend an in-service in August to familiarize them with the school’s emergency preparedness plan.