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Emergency Information


In the event of a school emergency:

DO check the District website for up-to-date information. Information will be posted on the District’s homepage under “District News”.
DO contact the District Office at #336-4022, only if needed.
DO check your emails and have phones available to receive updated information via SchoolMessenger (the District’s “all-call” phone system).
DO listen to the radio or watch the news for updates.

PLEASE DO NOT:
…Panic
…Contact your child
…Go to the school, unless instructed to do so
…Call the school

The safety of our children and staff is the utmost priority for San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District. It is critical for our parent/guardian community to know what to do to in the event of a school emergency. Please take some time now to read the following information prior to an emergency event so that you are better prepared:
  • There are a few “DON’TS” DURING an emergency that are briefly mentioned in the document above, “DURING AN EMERGENCY – Information for Parents”. This document will explain the reasons for those DON’TS. Please read this document for those clarifications:
 
Emergency Response and Crisis Management (ERCM) Manual
 
The Emergency Response and Crisis Management (ERCM) Manual was produced by the "Safe Schools Consortia" which is comprised of local fire and law enforcement agencies, Office of Emergency Services Health Services Agency, the Red Cross, Emergency Communications Center (911), and representatives from the ten Santa Cruz County school districts and the Santa Cruz County Office Education (SCCOE). Through this collaborative effort, the Safe Schools Consortia established updated procedures in four critical areas of school emergency management:  mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery.
 
All school districts in the Santa Cruz County follow the emergency guidelines referenced in the ERCM Manual. For further information, you may reference this manual here.
 
The following document reflects the immediate actions taken in the event of one of the following types of lockdowns:  "Shelter in Place", "General" Lockdown, and a "Code Red" Lockdown.
Emergency Closings

Safety for all children is one of the District’s top priorities. Under some circumstances, schools cannot open or is forced to close schools early due to loss of utilities (water, heat, and/or electricity), severe weather, or dangerous road conditions. When this happens, the District will contact the Santa Cruz County Office of Education (SCCOE) and they will contact the local radio and television stations. The radio and television stations will broadcast spot announcements as often as possible. The District will also activate the Emergency All-Call System, which will require a working telephone number.
 
Please find the document below for parents / guardians to keep handy in the event of a school closure or emergency situation.