Policies & FAQ
Emergency Preparedness

The safety of your children is paramount at SSDS. SSDS is required by the Office of Child Care to have an emergency preparedness plan in place. The Executive Director, or person designated to act in her place, will determine when an emergency situation exists and institute the appropriate response actions. In the case of a fire, bomb threat, flood or other major building problem, the fire alarm will be activated and teachers will evacuate their children under constant supervision and meet in their designated area outside the building. If it is determined that it is not safe to remain near the building after the evacuation or there is a more widespread threat such as a chemical spill or widespread fire, the children will be escorted under teacher supervision to Blair High School.

In the case of a sudden mass-ordered evacuation such as in a declared state of emergency, the children will leave the building under the supervision of their teachers to a mass shelter as determined by the Red Cross. In the event of a natural emergency, i.e., tornado, severe storms, or a hazardous airborne chemicals incident outside the school facility, the children and other occupants of the building will seek shelter in the prearranged designated area in the building.

Each classroom is supplied with basic emergency supplies such as water and first aid kits. If your child is on daily medication, SSDS requires that you have a three-day supply on hand at the school. Parents will be notified as soon as safely possible of emergency situations by activation of one or more of the following communication systems: SSDS text messaging system, email, website and Facebook.

At the beginning of each school year, teachers will give parents a large plastic bag with their child’s name printed on it. Parents will be responsible for packing a 3-day supply of non-perishable food to keep here at SSDS in case of an emergency. The food will be returned at the end of the school year.

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