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Emergency procedures


  1. In a real fire and in a drill, the alarm will sound continuously.
  2. The teacher or designee will assess surroundings prior to exiting building or portable by door or window. Parents help teachers with evacuation unless designated to another job.
  3. The teacher will take emergency backpack and will evacuate her/his classroom.
  4. Heart Room designee will check boys' bathroom. Discovery Room designee will check girls' bathroom.
  5. Exit Instructions Discovery Room, Rainbow Room and Preschool will meet in the middle of the field on the east playground.
  6. Hummingbird Hall, Heart Room, Staff Lounge/Resource, Phoenix Hall, Exploration Station, Research Room and Middle School will line up on the west playground at least 10 feet away from the chain link fence that borders Elm street.
  7. Occupants of Office, Director's office, adult bathroom in hall, and Custodian's closet will exit out the front of the school, turn right and enter the east playground field with Discovery Room, Rainbow Room and Preschool
  8. A Command Post will be established by the office staff (with walkie-talkie, vest and trauma kit) near the play structure on the east playground field. Office staff or designee will now be the Command Center Staff. Emergency kits (First aid supplies, snacks and water) are located in both east and west playground sheds.
  9. Everyone is to remain in designated evacuation areas. Communications between evacuation areas will be done by walkie-talkies (set on channel 2). Walkie-talkies will be with fourth, fifth, or middle school teacher on west side and with office person on east side.
  10. In-charge person (Administrative Director or designee) will determine and communicate student release procedures.
Revised 9/02 by Safety, Health and Emergency Preparedness Committee


  1. In a real earthquake, immediately duck cover, and hold. In a drill, a sound pattern of 3 short blasts and one long blast will be repeated three times.
  2. Teacher checks for any injured students and determines safest exit. If any students are injured or trapped the teacher stays in the classroom and a parent designee exits with the class to evacuation areas. Evacuation directions are the same as in the event of a fire.
  3. A Command Post will be established by the office staff (with walkie-talkie, vest and trauma kit) near the play structure on the east playground field. Office staff or designees will now be the Command Center Staff.
  4. Teacher/designee reports class status (absent, missing, injured students or staff) to the Command Center. Command Center will write down all status reports from each classroom.
  5. Administrative Director makes decision to release students. Teachers will only release students to adult listed on child's yellow enrollment/emergency card.
  6. Designee will record student release info on Emergency Release Roster and report names of all released students to Command Center.
  7. The Command Center will determine the need for a survey team, the need to shut off utilities (gas, water, and electric), and the need to notify the 911 system if there are injuries, people trapped, fire, gas leak, etc. A serious earthquake may warrant the need to evacuate to Watsonville High School Field.
Revised 9/02 by Safety, Health and Emergency Preparedness Committee


  1. Office staff will announce the incidence of a Toxic Spill over the P.A. system or, if the P.A. system is not working, will designate a person to go to each classroom and say clearly "Toxic Spill". All personnel shall stay in their classrooms with the windows and doors closed (and the ventilation turned off) unless directed to evacuate.
  2. Choose a soothing, quiet activity (sing to the children, tell them a story, read) while waiting for further instructions or an all clear.
  3. Office staff shall consult with police/fire dept. and announce to classrooms when it is safe.
Revised 9/02 by Safety, Health, and Emergency Preparedness Committee

Emergency Kits

All students enrolled in Linscott Charter School are required to have a Disaster Emergency Kit on campus. These kits will be used only in case of an emergency at the school.

Pre-made emergency kits are available for $7.95 from Earthquake Management. Call 800-925-9744 for more information.

Package the kit as follows:

A labeled one-gallon ziplock bag with your child's name, teacher and class name printed clearly on the outside. Please enclose a 3x5 card with names and phone numbers of the friends or relatives living close to the school who are listed as emergency contacts in your registration information, along with any special medical needs or allergies your child may have. It would be helpful to have this card on a piece of yarn so the child may wear it as a necklace for easy identification by teachers and parents.

If you would like to assemble your own emergency rations, include the following items:
  • 1 bottled water or juice (plastic bottle ONLY)
  • Non-perishable, tightly sealed food items (cheese/peanut butter crackers, fruit rolls, zip-can fruit, etc.)
  • Small disposable flashlight w/batteries for 12 hour life light
  • Optional: family photo, towelettes, toothbrush
Please make sure all items you select will fit into the one-gallon ziplock bag. Do not include any food with an excess of salt or sugar as we may have limited water and these items will increase thirst. Please check that foods will have a long shelf life and will not spoil. Please do not include loose or unpackaged food that will attract insects.

All kits must be turned in during the first week of school. Please give them to your child's teacher. Kits will be stored on campus and returned to classrooms at the end of the school year.