Should an emergency or disaster situation ever arise in our area while school is in session, we want you to be aware that the schools have made preparations to respond effectively to such situations. In fact, public schools in Oklahoma are built to meet stringent construction standards and they may be safer than your own home in the event of a disaster.
Should we have a major disaster during school hours, your student(s) will be cared for at this school. Our School District has a detailed disaster plan that has been formulated to respond to a major catastrophe.
Your cooperation is necessary in any emergency.
1. Do not telephone the school. Telephone lines may be needed for emergency communication.
2. In the event of a serious emergency, students will be kept at their schools until they are picked up by an identified, responsible adult who has been identified as such on a School District yellow emergency card that is required to be filled out by parents at the beginning of every school year. Please be sure that you consider the following criteria when you authorize another person to pick up your child at school:
§He/she is 18 years of age or older.
§He/she is usually home during the day.
§He/she could walk to school, if necessary.
§He/she is known to your child.
§He/she is both aware of and able to assume this responsibility.
3. Get on our School District Website for emergency announcements. If students are to be kept at school, our website will have the latest information available. If electrical service is not affected, information will be relayed via the School District Phone Master. In addition, information regarding day-to-day school operations will be available by calling the District Office.
4. Impress upon your children the need for them to follow the directions of any school personnel in times of an emergency.
Students will be released only to parents and persons identified on the School District Emergency Card. During an extreme emergency, students will be released at designated reunion gates located on school campuses. Parents should become familiar with the School Emergency Disaster Plan and be patient and understanding with the student release process. Please instruct you student to remain at a school until you or a designee arrives. Because local telephone service may be disrupted, also list an out-of-State contact on the emergency card, as calls may still be made out of the area while incoming calls are affected.