These are politically driven acts of violence. The chances of a civil disturbance or terrorist act occurring in or around the school are very low. Should a civil disturbance or act of terrorism occur at the school, the following actions will be taken:
DoDEA has established a Crisis Management Toolkit to help families, educators, and community members understand how to best meet the needs of DoDEA students, staff, and community members in the event of a crisis. The website provides current information for families and educators about school crisis management policies and procedures, and makes available useful resources to help children and adults cope with the stress and anxiety associated with traumatic incidents.
In accordance with our antiterrorism/force protection plan, the school will be evacuated unless otherwise determined by the command and our district office. In cases where the school has to evacuate the premises due to any safety concerns, the students and staff will evacuate to designated locations away from the threat. If we have to leave the school area and/or send students home we will make every effort to contact each sponsor. During the time of any evacuation, all students will remain with their teachers. If information is received from our district office or from the Command Post to send students home, the school will then release the student(s) to the parent/guardian provided proper identification has been presented. We appreciate your cooperation during times such as these. Again, it is imperative that the school has updated contact information in case of any type of emergency. Please contact the school office to ensure all contact numbers are updated and current.
Emergency school closure occurs when unforeseen circumstances such as broken water pipes, flooding, loss of power, severe weather, etc., warrant closure to be initiated during non-school hours. The decision to close the school is made through input from the administrators, our superintendent, and the Commander. An announcement of the closure will be broadcast on TV and/or radio, and One Call Now. Visit the Fort Bragg District Webpage for more information on Severe Weather Procedures.
The One Call Now System allows for each school to contact all of their parents and/or staff with one phone message through an automatic dialing system. At the District level it allows a message to be sent to all parents and/or staff in the same method. This allows greater security and sharing of information with parents and staff. There is a Point of Contact (POC) at each location that has the necessary codes to access the system.
There are situations in which school may be canceled during school hours. Once again, this decision is made by the individuals stated above. Once the decision has been made to release students, staff members will alert all classrooms. Students who ride the bus will be released to board the bus at a set time. For those students who walk, ride a bike, or are picked up, they may be released according to the school emergency transportation release form. Please ensure all contact numbers are updated at all times with both your child's teacher and the school office. Any contact picking up your child during an emergency situation must bring a photo ID and be on the emergency contact list provided to the school.
Fire drills are conducted once each week during the first four weeks of school, and once each month thereafter. A fire evacuation plan is posted in each classroom. All students receive specific instruction and participate in the scheduled fire evacuation drills.
In the event of a tornado, students will evacuate to the hallway area and sit on their knees, bent over, with their heads covered up. Tornado drills are practiced throughout the school year.
For a lockdown condition, the doors to every classroom are locked and teachers will follow the procedures in their crisis intervention kit. All entrances will be secured and monitored until the lockdown is over. During a lockdown, no one will be allowed to enter or to leave the building.
Students will remain or relocate to their classroom. Students in the learning cottages will relocate to the main building. Teachers will follow procedures as indicated by their crisis intervention kit.
Should any of our schools have an emergency, it would be understandable that parents will be highly concerned. However, parents are asked not to call students or the school during an emergency. Students will not be called from class due to the safety problem this could cause. We will provide an update for parents as soon as possible after implementing our crisis intervention procedures.
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By the end of the school year, all students will increase reading comprehension by analyzing text to make inferences and draw conclusions as measured by selected school-wide and system-wide assessments.
By the end of the school year, all students will increase written communication by explaining mathematical thinking to find solutions as measured by selected school-wide and system based assessments.