What Parents Can Do
Just as the district and schools have safety plans that we review and update regularly, parents need to review their emergency plans.
- Be sure that updated emergency contact information is on file in your child's school. This is particularly important if you have had a change in phone numbers.
- Be sure you know what radio/tv stations to listen to for emergency information.
- Be sure the school has the current information about your caregiver.
- Be sure your child knows what to do/where to go if there is an emergency and no one is at home.
- Be sure your child knows how to reach you at all times.
- Be sure your child knows what to do if he/she comes home early. Should your child call you or someone else to let you know?
- If your child has lost the key to the house and can't get in, what should he/she do?
- Talk to your child about personal safety.
- Teach your child how to recognize danger signals.
- Make sure your child knows the sounds of smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, fire alarms, and sirens. Be sure your child knows what to do when he/she hears these at home or in a public location.