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Emergency Procedures and Communication

The Moreland School District understands that communication becomes a critical component for parents and guardians so they can feel comfortable about the District’s ability to keep their children safe. Please remember that Moreland School District has a comprehensive plan in place to address student and staff safety issue in the case of a local disaster or school emergency.


Here are some things to remember during an incident at your child’s school:


During a real emergency, the District will make every effort to contact parents/guardians directly or through the District’s mass communication system.


DO NOT CALL YOUR CHILD’S SCHOOL: The Principal or Assistant Principal at your child’s school will be busy handling issues and will not be answering the school phones.  Often emergency procedures require evacuation of the  buildings, and therefore no one would be in the office to answer the phones.  In the case of a major incident, the District will contact parents/guardians with an update of the situation and communicate what parents/guardians need to do.    


DO LISTEN TO THE NEWS AND CHECK THE DISTRICT’S WEBSITE.  The District will keep parents informed by posting information and updates regarding the emergency on the District’s website.  


DO NOT CALL YOUR CHILD'S CELL PHONE DURING AN EMERGENCY.  Text messages will be the best method to make contact.


DO BE ACCESSIBLE: The District or school sites will release information to those families affected by the incident.  Please be sure to always have your emergency information updated.


DO NOT GO TO YOUR CHILD’S SCHOOL: When an incident occurs, the school needs to be able to have First Responder personnel, such as Fire, Police or Ambulances, have immediate access without traffic issues.  When civilian traffic blocks the main traffic arteries around a school, it blocks the responders from handling the emergency situation.