The safety and welfare of our students and staff are our highest priorities. To provide schools an opportunity to practice emergency response procedures, the Superintendent of Schools has asked all students and staff to participate in a District-wide emergency preparedness drill on Tuesday, March 7th.
This year’s exercise involves lockdown procedures. Lockdowns are the most frequently occurring emergency action requiring activation of the Safe School Plan in LAUSD. During a lockdown, all students are to remain in the classrooms or designated locations. Teachers and students remain in the classroom or secured area with all doors and windows locked until further instructions are given by the principal/designee or law enforcement. All exterior entrances to the school are locked and no visitors other than appropriate law enforcement or other emergency personnel are allowed on campus. The goals of the training drill are to improve our ability to protect students, save lives, and reduce injuries. As part of the drill, the students and staff will participate in the activation of our school’s Safe School Plan.
Please make sure that all contact information for your child is current at school, so that in the event of an actual emergency, we can reach you.
Prior to the drill, please discuss with your child your family’s home emergency preparedness plan. Several resources are available to help you prepare. The American Red Cross has outstanding materials. You can obtain Red Cross materials in English or in Spanish from their website: http://www.redcross.org or by calling the Los Angeles Chapter at (310) 445-9900. Your telephone directory also has valuable information on first aid, CPR and home preparedness.
If you have any questions or need further information, please do not hesitate to call our school office at 310.454.7510.