Disaster Plan Procedures Goal: A rapid, safe and orderly release of every student to calm, cooperative authorized adults in the case of an emergency.
North Park has a clearly defined Evacuation/Disaster plan that focuses
on proper planning and action before, during, and after a severe
earthquake or disaster. This plan is evaluated and updated annually. Each school year, disaster drills are conducted to ensure students and staff know what to do. The North Park Evacuation/Disaster Plan provides the necessary
information to ensure the safety of students and staff.
Emergency Information: If
we are directed to evacuate North Park, we will be under the direction
of the Saugus Union School District and the Sheriff’s department. In
the case of an emergency, the District’s “Alert Now” communication
system will be activated (if possible) to contact North Park parents by
phone to inform them of the emergency situation and instructions of what
Where will your child be located if students are to be released from North Park School? Students
will be seated in a designated color-coded area in alphabetical groups
know as “Color Groups”. This will ensure that all siblings from school
are united and can easily be dismissed together to authorized adults.
This emergency assembly procedure will be practiced several times
throughout the school year. All students will be required to wear a
color-coded nametag to help them remember where they must go and to help
North Park staff ensure the safety of all students. Our monthly
emergency drills will help students and staff learn to quickly provide
accurate accounting for students and adults. Students will learn to
rapidly proceed in an organized manner to their assigned assembly areas
to wait for further instructions or release to an authorized adult.
In the event of a disaster we will do our best to follow our plan of
action. However, due to the nature of the disaster we will need to
remain flexible so we can respond in the safest manner.
Where will your child’s teacher be? North
Park staff has been assigned to one of several duties: student
supervision, first aid, search and rescue, command post recorder or
student reunion gate. In order to provide for each of these important
functions, your child’s teacher may or may not be with your child in
his/her “Color Group.” However, over time, as we practice our drills,
students will become familiar with the faculty supervisors in their
What about Injuries? When
needed, injured students will be taken as quickly as possible to the
first aid staging area. If your child is in this area, you will be
encouraged to join him or her. You will be notified at the time you
check in aat the driveway gate that is closest to the paseo to
What do Parents need to do? Step 1: BRING IDENTIFICATION! In
any emergency release, our staff is required to check ID against the data you provided in Infinite Campus. Please bring your ID even if you are well
known to most adults at North Park. Be sure other authorized adults know: 1.That they are listed as an emergency contact 2.To bring ID such as a driver’s license 3.Where the release gate is located 4.North Park’s student release procedures It
is important to understand that we are required by District policy to
obtain the signature of an authorized adult prior to releasing any child
in an emergency. If there is a possibility that you will not be able
to pick your child up during an emergency situation, please, please,
please add all possible adults to Infinite Campus that you would
possibly contact to pick your child up during a disaster.
Step 2: Go
to the tables that will be set up at the driveway gate that is closest
to the paseo to Cheseborough Park. Student release check-in tables are
organized alphabetically by student last name. Look for the appropriate
table for the name of your child(ren). Staff will check your ID
against the information in Infinite Campus, ask you to sign your child's emergency sheet, then call
for your child(ren) to meet you at the Reunion Gate.
Once you meet your child(ren) at the “Reunion Gate” please be sure to
place your child’s nametag on one of the hooks provided. Leaving your
child’s name tag will allow your spouse or other authorized adult from
the Disaster Release Card, who may arrive after you, to check to see if
your child(ren) has/have been picked up.
Step 4: Immediately
exit the campus with your child. The more rapidly we are able to clear
the campus of non-injured students, the more personnel we will have
available to assist in search and rescue, first aid, student supervision
and student release.
Volunteer Help: After
you have taken your child(ren) safely off-campus, adults are welcome to
return to campus as volunteers. Those parents who have specialized
training in the medical or law enforcement fields are encouraged to
return and help volunteer with first aid, search and rescue and crowd
control. Other parent volunteers can also be of great assistance. They
can space themselves along the drive and outside the release gate to
direct parents of where to go and remind them of what they will need
before standing in line. Parent Volunteers can also help calm parents
down who are experiencing high anxiety.
What is the most important way I can help?
Every parent can make a positive contribution by remaining calm and
cooperative. Following the procedures that we have in place will assist
us in reuniting families as quickly as possible.
Working together is key! The
procedures above, along with the cooperation of our parents, community
and the District staff, will make our goal of a rapid, safe and orderly
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