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School Safety

Our Moreland School District staff work diligently to strengthen our safety procedures.  Each month, all seven schools practice safety drills which enable us to be prepared for an actual emergency.  In the interest of being fully prepared for an actual emergency, schools may not notify students and staff of the exact day and time that a drill will occur.  Drills may occur during class time, recess, or lunch time.  We encourage you to talk about these drills with your students.  If you are volunteering on a campus during one of the following drills, it is essential that you follow the same procedures expected of the students and staff.


Types of Drills

Fire Drill – The drill is initiated by the fire alarm. Students and staff exit the buildings calmly and orderly and evacuate to their designated areas. Once all people on campus have been accounted for, the drill ends. This procedure is followed any time the fire alarm is activated.

Earthquake Drill – The drill starts with an announcement from the principal over the intercom. Students and staff duck, cover, and hold their positions until the principal announces that it is time to evacuate. Students and staff exit the buildings calmly and orderly and evacuate to their designated areas. Once all people on campus have been accounted for, the drill ends. This procedure is followed any time an earthquake is felt by the st

aff or is announced by the principal.

Shelter-in-Place Drill – The drill starts with an announcement from the principal over the intercom. Staff members lock all doors, close all blinds, and turn off the lights. All staff and students are accounted for through email.  Once all people on campus have been accounted for, the drill ends with an announcement from the principal. This procedure is followed when there is a potential threat in the neighborhood.

Lockdown Drill – The drill starts with an announcement from the principal over the intercom. Staff members lock all doors, close all blinds, and turn off the lights. Students and staff build barricades blocking each point of entry and an interior barricade to hide behind. All staff and students are accounted for through email.  Once all people on campus have been accounted for, students and staff exit the buildings calmly and orderly and evacuate to their designated areas. When, all people on campus are accounted for again, the drill ends. This procedure is followed when there is a potential threat near or on campus.

Actual Emergencies

In the event of a real emergency, students will use the skills they have practiced during drills. The school or district will contact parents to pick up their children. Please do not call the school or teachers as we need to keep lines open for communication with emergency service providers and many times the buildings are evacuated .  Please be aware that students may only be released to individuals listed on the emergency card. Identification is required to check out a student after an emergency or natural disaster.


Emergency Resources

For your information and convenience, here are several local emergency resources:

Contact Information

Emergency                                       911

To access 911 from a cell phone    (408) 277-8911

Non-Emergency                              311

To access 311 from a cell phone    (408) 277-8900

 

Mobile Phone Registration

Register your phone to get text updates about emergency situations at: http://www.sccgov.org/sites/alertscc.

Radio Stations

 

The following radio stations broadcast emergency information:

        KCBS AM 740          KQED FM 88.5                    KSOL FM 98.9 (Spanish)

        KGO AM 810          KLIV AM 1590