The school will conduct fire drills and severe weather drills at certain times to prepare for emergencies. See printed handbook for complete emergency procedures.
If a student becomes sick at school, medication will not be given without written permission from the parents. Parents will be called, and the student will be allowed to rest quietly until a parent or designated person (on enrollment forms) picks them up. If the teacher believes it to be life-threatening or extremely urgent, she/he will call 911. Students will not be left without authorized adult supervision.
If a student has medication that is of a critical nature that must be given during school hours, the health officer must administer the medication. Other teachers or staff cannot give medication.
Considering the modern weather service and emergency road safety services, bad weather will rarely result in the full school day being cancelled. There are Late Start and Early Release procedures in place to meet this need.
Late Start – school starts at 10:00 a.m.
Early Release – school ends at 1:30 p.m.
Parents will be notified by text, email, and/or phone if there are urgent weather conditions or another reason, such as utility failure. It is important that another emergency contact is on enrollment forms in case a parent cannot be reached.