All LAUSD schools work diligently to make sure that students and staff are prepared for emergencies. Every school has an emergency plan that provides guidance for the school staff in an emergency. Every school conducts regular emergency drills that accommodate persons with disabilities and meet or exceed the state mandated requirements, such as:
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These drills help make public schools the safest place for students during an emergency. Each school also stocks emergency supplies to sustain students and staff. These supplies include: water, food, first aid supplies, search and rescue supplies, and sanitation items. These supplies are checked regularly by school staff. In the event of a disaster, the school may need to care for your child for several days if you are unable to reach the school. It is important to have adequate emergency medical supplies on hand. School sites request that parents bring a 72-hour supply of any prescription medications for their child to the school health office. Medications should be in a container with the pharmacy label listing the child’s name, the name and dosage of the medication, and instructions for administering the medication.
What can Parents/Guardians do during an Emergency?
Parents/Guardians should be familiar with the school‘s emergency procedures and update contact information whenever it changes. Keep their cell phone with them to receive recorded updates on the emergency. Knowing where to go to pick-up their child will save time and reduce anxiety. All should remember that schools have emergency procedures in place to protect all students and that schools will follow these procedures during an emergency. Parents should also remember that children look to them for guidance and support during an emergency; parents who are calm and are prepared for emergencies can inspire children to do the same. This will go a long way to promote recovery and a return to normalcy. All who have questions about their school‘s emergency procedures are encouraged to contact the school‘s administration.
Download the free LAUSD Community Emergency Plan app for parents and students at http://achieve.lausd.net/ emergency-apps. Information about how LAUSD prepares for and responds to emergencies is available at http://parentemergency information.lausd.net. Questions about the District‘s Emergency Plan should be directed to the Office of Emergency Services at (213) 241-5337.