TAM VALLEY SCHOOLEMERGENCY INFORMATION
In the event of a major disaster(e.g., earthquake, fire, etc.), SCHOOL WILL NOT BE DISMISSED, AND CHILDREN WILL REMAIN UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF SCHOOL AUTHORITIES until parents or responsible adults can pick them up.STUDENT RELEASE GUIDANCE FOR PARENTS
- REMAIN CALM. Your child is probably safer at school in the event of a disaster. School personnel are trained in CPR, First Aid and Emergency Preparedness. In the event of a disaster, school staff members are designated as Disaster Service Workers and must remain with your children for up to 72 hours after the emergency. The school has a supply of food, fresh water and first aid supplies.
- DO NOT CALL THE SCHOOL. See Notifications protocols below.
- KEEP YOUR CHILD’S EMERGENCY CONTACT CARD UP-TO-DATE. If conditions make it necessary, we will release your child to the adult indicated on your child’s emergency contact card. We will keep a written record of the child and the adult to whom they have been released.
WALK FROM HOME, IF POSSIBLE. Leave the streets free for emergency vehicles.DO NOT REMOVE YOUR CHILD OR ANY OTHER CHILD FROM SCHOOL WITHOUT HAVING SIGNED OUT AT THE STUDENT RELEASE AREA. This provides a record of where each child is. The student release area will be located in front of the library and school staff will assist you through the checkout procedure.
- PREPARE YOUR CHILD. Let your child know who can pick them up at school if you are unable to do so.
Emergency Communications ProtocolsWhen incidents happen in our community, we collaborate with our local law enforcement or health department partners. We update you as soon as we are able to safely do so. The steps listed below are a guide to how the District office will be communicating with families:
- Website Pop-Up Alert: We have a constant pop-up alert on all pages of our website. This will state if schools are open or closed.
ParentSquare Alert: We send a ParentSquare alert which generates an instant message to your chosen method of contact.
ParentSquare email: We send a ParentSquare email post to all district families.
- Updates: We will provide updates on the website (pop-up) and with ParentSquare as new information is received.
- Debrief: Following the event, we post a debrief document on our website headlines section and report out with ParentSquare and in the Family Newsletter.
This is a reminder that should we ever have to close any of our schools because of an emergency situation, prior to school opening for the day, we will send out a ParentSquare alert to all families. This alert will be sent out between 6:30-7:00 a.m. No notification will be sent out if schools are open. Login in to your ParentSquare account to verify your contact information is up-to-date.
If you are uncertain or wish to double check the status of schools, please go directly to our website where an alert notification bubble will state the current status of our sites.
The Emergency Preparedness Committee ensures that disaster procedures are up-to-date, maintains supplies(ie. food, water, first aid, search & rescue), and organizes an annual disaster drill held at the school.