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19. Emergency Procedures

Emergency contact 

Each family must provide emergency contact information with their registration form, to be kept on file in the school office. Information must be current and accurate. The office must be notified immediately of any changes in a student's address, home, or parent/guardian work telephone numbers. It is the parents' responsibility to notify the school of any situations regarding the student's custody, care, or welfare. Please indicate the full names and contact details of two individuals who are readily available to pick up students in case of an emergency. 


Everyone in the school participates in regularly scheduled fire and earthquake drills. Students are instructed in earthquake and fire safety. In case of a severe emergency, children will remain at school or at an emergency location. They will be released only to adults listed as emergency contacts. 

Earthquake kit instructions 

All schools in the state of California are required to develop an earthquake preparedness plan, which requires students to be cared for over a 72-hour period. In order to meet these requirements, each parent/guardian must provide a 72-hour food supply packet. These are to be brought to the school office on the first day of the school year (or may be purchased in advance through the school), and will be kept in storage on the campus.

The following is a list of recommended foods. You may supply close approximations. NOTE: There is a downloadable PDF instruction sheet on assembling your earthquake kit, found in the 'attachments' section at the bottom of this page.
  • 1 - 8 1/2oz. canned fruit such as peaches or pears
  • 1 - 8 1/2oz. can of fruit cocktail
  • 1 - 8 oz. can of beef stew or pork and beans
  • 1 - 7 oz. can of beef ravioli 
  • 1 - 5 oz. can of sausages
  • 1 - 5 oz. pudding cup (non-refrigerated)
  • 1 - 3 1/2 oz. can of tuna
  • 1 - 3 1/2 oz. of canned chicken or turkey
  • 1 - small box of raisins
  • 3 - granola bars
  • 3 - fruit roll ups
  • 15 - individually wrapped butterscotch candies
  • 1 - plastic spoon
  • 1 - pack of wet wipes of baby wipes 
Also necessary: First aid emergency thermal blanket 56"X 84", available from surplus stores, camping centers, sporting good stores. Please place all of these items into a 2.5-gallon zip lock plastic bag. Clearly label the bag with your child's name and grade. Please do not pack any perishable items. We appreciate your help in following these steps required by the state. 

The school will supply water, first aid supplies and other necessities. If you child has medication which he/she may need during crises, please also include this in the pack, with instructions if needed.
Yulia Russiyanova,
Mar 30, 2010, 10:33 AM