A Parent s Role In An Emergency Response
Here is what you can do to prepare for an emergency situation:
KEEP YOUR CONTACT INFORMATION UP-TO-DATE
Provide accurate contact information to your child's school, including alternate phone numbers for you and family/ friends you have arranged as your backup. Update your child(ren)’s demographic information in Powerschool promptly if this information changes.
TALK TO YOUR CHILD(REN)
Talk with your children about the importance of following instructions in the event of an emergency. Discuss your family’s emergency-related arrangements and inform school officials if you anticipate being unavailable for an extended period of time. Advise your children NOT to use cell phones unless permitted. Unauthorized cell phone use could put people at risk.
SEE SOMETHING- SAY SOMETHING
Notify school and/or officials if you see or hear of anything that could create danger at school. Encourage your child(ren) to do the same.
PAY ATTENTION TO THE WEATHER
Follow local media when serious conditions arise that might result in a school delay, early dismissal, or school closure.
DO NOT CALL OR GO TO YOUR CHILD’S SCHOOL
Calling the school during an emergency will only tie up phone lines that must be used for emergency communications. Please do not go to your child’s school unless you have received direction to do so from the school or district officials. Traffic around the school may interrupt emergency responders from entering/exiting the campus. You will be notified of a reunification location, if necessary.
CHECK THE CHANNELS FOR EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS:
Automated calls and other communications will be made after an emergency situation has been stabilized and clear, accurate information and/or directives can be provided. Pembroke Public Schools a variety of channels of communication when sharing information about an emergency, cancellation, or delay. Please make sure all email, phone numbers, and other emergency contact information are up-to-date in Powerschool. If you are not receiving broadcast emails, and/or automated calls, please call your school.
The first order of business during a crisis is to ensure the immediate safety of students and staff. It is very important for parents, guardians, and students to remain calm and follow the recommended guidelines in the event of an emergency. This allows school personnel and emergency service providers to work to ensure the well-being of students and staff.