In the event of a major disaster (fire, earthquake, flood, chemical spill, power failure, civil disturbance) during school hours, students will be kept at school. Students will only be released to previously authorized individuals. The only exception is in the event of a serious injury when your student is sent for emergency medical care.
Your child's Emergency Card is the primary document used to locate you or the people you've designated to pick up your child. Your child will NOT be released to anyone who is not on this emergency card. It is imperative that your child's Emergency Card be kept current and accurate. Please contact the school if there are any changes and be sure to complete the online registration process when prompted by the district via email in August.
Telephone systems quickly become overloaded in an emergency, so please DO NOT CALL the school. Instead, information will be provided for you via email, text, or automated phone call. Check your local radio and television stations for information during local disasters and emergencies. Sign up for the San Mateo County Emergency Alert Notification system as well to remain informed.
Disaster Preparedness Information for Parents
Cipriani School has plans for responding to emergency situations such as earthquakes, chemical spills, power failures, fires, civil disturbances, and any other event that interrupts regular school activity. Every month, children participate in Safety Drills designed to help assure children that in the event of an emergency, they are empowered to follow school emergency protocols because they have practiced the protocols.
Should an emergency occur, the safety of students is our primary objective. We ask your help in following the guidelines listed below.
1. No student will be dismissed from school unless a parent (or individual previously designated by a parent) comes to school for him/her.
2. No student will be allowed to leave school with any person, even a relative or babysitter, unless that particular person is listed on the student's emergency card. Please make sure that your child's emergency card always has current information.
3. Do not call the school. We must have the lines open for emergency calls. Also, we may not be in the office if we have had to evacuate the building.
4. If we need to contact you about the situation at school, expect an email, text, or automated phone call from the school or district office.
5. As soon as possible, come to school to pick up your child when notified and any other children for whom you are the emergency card designee.
6. Park on the streets. Leave the driveway and parking areas clear for emergency vehicles.
7. If there is a need to evacuate, we will communicate our designated relocation spot to emergency responders and district personnel.
8. Remain calm. We will stay with your child(ren) and keep them safe for however long it takes to reunite them with you.
**If you would like to review our complete emergency plan, it is available in the office.