School Emergency Preparedness for Elk Island Public Schools
School Emergency Preparedness Program
Throughout the year, our school conducts training and drills to help better prepare students and staff for possible emergency situations. When a school is confronted with an emergency, staff will assess the situation and then decide on a course of action.
Schools conduct drills throughout the year to rehearse emergency procedures. These exercises prepare students and staff to act quickly and help to minimize a child’s fear during a real emergency.
In addition to the procedures described in the link below, schools also practice protocols such as “Drop-Cover-Hold,” a method of protecting vital body parts during some natural disasters, and conduct fire drills. All staff and students are required to participate in these drills.
Please take some time to familiarize yourself with the drills as well as our district procedures. If you have questions about our school emergency preparedness, please feel free to contact Mr. Boyko or Mr. Murphy.