Keeping Students Safe in an Emergency

RVS encourages all parents to familiarize themselves with the jurisdiction’s Emergency Response Plan to understand their responsibility in helping schools keep students safe.

Preparing Students

Schools are considered to be one of the safest places in our communities, however an emergency can strike anywhere at any time. To help minimize fear and prepare students for an emergency, schools regularly conduct a variety of practice drills, including: lock-down, hold and secure, shelter-in-place and evacuation.

Staying Informed

For many parents, their first instinct in an emergency is to call or go the school. However, doing so may endanger your child by drawing attention to his or her whereabouts or impede the emergency response to the situation. Please refrain from calling the school, your child’s cellphone or referring to social media for information. Instead, look for communications from the school via SchoolMessenger. To ensure receipt of critical communications, parents/guardians are encouraged to maintain updated profiles in PowerSchool.

Learn More

RVS’ School Emergency Program – A Guide for Parents and Guardians outlines the key elements of the jurisdiction’s Emergency Response Plan and provides important information about the procedure for reuniting with students during an emergency. Parents/guardians also can refer to their school’s handbook for additional information about school emergency procedures.

 

Keeping Students Safe in an Emergency

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