Dos and Don’ts in an emergency or crisis
Stanley British Primary School staff and students are practiced in classroom norms and the dos and don’ts of classroom safety, but today, there is more to classroom safety that parents need know. Please read and observe these recommendations to help ensure security for all members of our community. By the first weeks of school, students are taught how to behave during emergency situations. Below are some fundamental dos and don’ts for parents and guardians:
DO stay tuned to texts and email for messages from the school; also watch the Stanley website at stanleybps.org for updates.
DON’T call your child, teachers or the school; added phone calls interfere with school staff who need to keep lines clear to communicate with emergency personnel.
DO watch for information regarding reunification with your child in the rare case that staff and students evacuate; be sure to bring a valid form of ID to the reunification site.
DON’T come to the school unless notified to do so; keep clear to enable efforts of emergency personnel. For your safety, the safety of your child and the well-being of all involved, it is best to monitor the situation remotely until you receive an all-clear message from Stanley. Students will not be released until the incident has ended or the scene is safe.
DO stay calm; emergency notifications can cause us to assume the worst, but there are various reasons a school could begin an emergency procedure and many do not directly involve the school.
Families can help students prepare, too
- Read all communications from the school thoroughly, review the Parent and Family Handbook, and familiarize yourself with the resources and guidance available on the school website.
- Talk to your children about our emergency procedures so they will know what to expect in the event of a crisis. (Our teachers also go over procedures with their students.)
- Ensure your child’s emergency contact information is up to date with Stanley’s registrar. In the event of an emergency, students must be signed out by an authorized adult. They will not be released to unauthorized individuals and we will not be able to reach you in an emergency if your information is outdated.
- If your child takes medication, make sure our student health coordinator has a three-day supply.