Emergency Preparedness and Safety Information
Emergency Preparedness Information
Should an emergency or disaster situation ever arise in our area while school is in session, Evergreen Public Schools has a detailed disaster plan that has been formulated to respond to a major catastrophe, including earthquakes and other human-caused or natural disasters. Should a major earthquake or other disaster occur during school hours, students will be cared for at the school until a parent can pick them up, or until it is safe to transport students to their homes by school district transportation.
Please click a link to the left for more detailed information.
During any emergency:
- DO NOT go to the school. Keep street open for emergency personnel.
- Parents and guardians should call the school district’s “EMERGENCY HOTLINE”
by dialing (360) 604-3637 for more information relating to the emergency.
Parents can also sign up for a service called Flash Alert which is the same service that the district uses to notify media of any school closures or late starts. This service allows parents to receive an email and/or text message of school closures, late starts and press releases, at the same time the information is sent to the media. It is the fastest way to receive information, especially for inclement weather. Please CLICK HERE to sign up now. This service is provided free of charge and is completely private.
- In the event of a serious emergency or disaster, students will be kept at their schools. Parents will be given instructions on the “Emergency Hotline” or on local radio and television stations. When it is safe, parents, or a responsible adult who has been identified on the “School Emergency Information Card,” may pick up students. If it becomes necessary for you to pick you your child at school during an emergency, it is imperative that student/parent reunion procedures are followed. Look for signs marked "Student/Parent Reunification" to be reunited with your child. Please consider the following criteria when authorizing another person on the card to pick up a child at school:
They are 18 years of age or older.
They are usually home during the school day.
They could walk to school if necessary.
They are known to your child.
They are both aware and able to assume the responsibility.
- Should a natural disaster occur each school in the district has emergency water and nutrition supplies to support children until parents arrive.
Should your child’s school experience an earthquake, fire, or lockdown:
- DO NOT call the school or district office (keep working lines open for emergency personnel)
- DO NOT ATTEMPT TO GO TO YOUR CHILDS SCHOOL until it is safe to do so
- Listen to the radio for street and road conditions
- Call the Emergency Hotline at 604-3637 if phones are working
- DO tune your radio and TV to the stations below for updates
Your childs school has a plan and supplies to shelter children safely until help or family arrives.