Safety-Tipline, Disasters, Lockdown

Safe Schools Tipline

To report an unsafe situation in the Edmond's School District, please call 425-431-7010. Callers will reach an anonymous voicemail that is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This line is designed to allow community members to alert district officials to unsafe situations or report troubling information. It is a fast, effective, and safe way to let officials know about the unsafe situation and not worry about being identified as the source of the information.

IN THE EVENT OF A MAJOR DISASTER

Information will be broadcast to parents over local television and radio stations (see communication on page 8) Information will also be published in local newspapers, posted at the school site, and posted on the district web page at: www.edmonds.wednet.edu

· No student will be dismissed from school unless a parent (or individual designated by a parent) comes for him/her.

· No child will be allowed to leave with another person, even a relative or baby sitter unless we have written permission to that effect or that particular person is listed on the student's Emergency Release Authorization Form (P-139) in our files and is able to identify him/herself.

· All parents or designated persons who come for students must sign students out at the school office or at the temporary student release station. Signs will be posted if this alternate location is required.

· We are prepared to care for your child in emergency situations. If you are not able to reach the school, we will care for your child until you or a designated person arrives. We have a number of staff members with first-aid certificates and we will be in communication with local emergency services. We do ask your help in the following ways:

· Please do not call the school. We must have the lines open for emergency calls.

· Do turn to radio and television stations or the district web page for information.

· Following an earthquake or other emergency, do not immediately drive to the school. The school access route and street entrance areas must remain clear for emergency vehicles and/or may be cluttered with debris.

· School personnel will be involved with emergency response following an emergency or disaster. An orderly plan for student release will be organized. PLEASE ALLOW ONE HOUR FOLLOWING AN EMERGENCY BEFORE COMING TO SCHOOL TO PICK UP YOUR CHILD.

IN THE EVENT OF A LOCK-DOWN

If our school is ever locked-down for any reason, all doors will be locked and staff and students will remain indoors. Please do not come to the school or call the school until after the lockdown is lifted. It is important that we be prepared personally and in relationship to others in our school community as well as the broader community. During the year your student will be trained in the necessary emergency procedures. Students will learn how to react, where to assemble, and what to expect in an emergency situation. Education, knowledge, and preparation are our best allies.

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