As a parent, you may have asked, "What happens if there is an emergency at my child's school?"
Wa-Nee is committed to providing a safe and secure learning environment and plans are in place to prevent, prepare, respond, and recover from school emergencies.
Your role as a parent or guardian is important.
First, teach your children to respect authority and respect others. Being kind to one another is a foundation of school safety.
Second, be familiar with the Standard Response Protocol. The four icons found below help communicate the emergency and direct the response. It is especially important for you, as a parent, to know the difference between a Lockout and a Lockdown.
- LockOUT is a precaution that something MIGHT be harmful OUTSIDE the school and we are taking extra precautions. Please do NOT rush to the school. The school day will go on as usual but, it may be possible that no one will be allowed to enter or exit the building during a LockOUT.
- LockDOWN is more serious and MAY indicate an immediate threat to staff and student’s safety INSIDE the building. Be very cautious when texting or calling students on their cell phones. It will be important for students in the building to remain quiet during a LockDOWN.
As soon as possible during an emergency situation, a message will be sent from the Wa-Nee Administration Office explaining the situation and giving direction to parents and/or guardians. Therefore, it is critical that you keep your email and phone numbers up-to-date with the school building AND in the Wa-Nee Alert system. Parents and/or guardians are responsible to sign-up or change contact information in the Wa-Nee Alert system at http://www.wanee.org/SchoolSafety.aspx
Third and very important! If we have an incident that requires us to evacuate a building or take extra caution when releasing students, we will require a process to be followed. It will be our priority to make sure all students are released to only eligible adults. View the Reunification Plan and be prepared to follow instructions sent by text, email, or voice alert during an emergency.
Students will only be released to eligible adults based on information provided during school registration. Adults listed as emergency contacts will be eligible if:
· a reunification card is completed and submitted to designated school employees during the reunification process; and,
· the eligible adult provides identification to school personnel.
Thank you for your assistance as we work toward emergency prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery. Please visit: www.iloveuguys.org or www.wanee.org for more information.