Specific safety procedures will be followed, depending on the type of emergency. Below is information about what procedures we use in each type of emergency. Every situation is unique, so school staff may adjust their response to address student safety first.
- In the event of an emergency DO NOT CALL THE SCHOOL OR DISTRICT OFFICE. An instant alert system (School Messenger) will communicate to parents/guardians and staff.
- Each emergency presents a unique set of variables, which will be evaluated prior to a decision to use School Messenger. Those variables include nature of emergency, time of emergency, estimated duration of emergency, direction given by law enforcement and emergency services agencies, and impact on immediate safety of students and staff. The District's highest priority is to first evaluate and respond to the emergency and ensure the immediate safety of students, and then to notify parents/guardians if the individual emergency dictates.
- School Messenger's accuracy is dependent on making sure all information is up-to-date in the school district's database. Any adjustments in your contact information can be made by contacting your local school. It is important to keep your contact information up-to-date at all times, even changes in email addresses.
- The caller ID will be the District's main number (925) 552-5500. Don't hang up. If you pick up the voicemail at a later date, listen to the entire message. Do not call the school or the District office. If it is an emergency notification, it will include instructions.
Modified Lockdown: Students can move about inside the school, but not outside. Exterior doors are locked. Only known persons are allowed to enter. Exterior windows and blinds are closed.