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Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Preparedness Plan

The goal of the John Muir Elementary School Emergency Disaster Plan is the protection of students and employees should a major disaster occur. The plan identifies members of the school’s disaster teams and outlines responsibilities. The plan is updated and revised annually by the school’s Safety Committee. In accordance with Glendale Unified School District policy for the release of students during an emergency, parents can expect the following procedures to occur at Muir Elementary:

Procedures For The Release Of Children To Authorized Adults

  1. Go to the “Request Gate” located on Acacia to request pick-up of your child.
  2. Proceed to the “Release Gate” which is the revolving gate on Garfield and sign your child out. Your child will be brought to you.
  3. All other school entrances will be locked to assure student safety

Please make sure your emergency contact information is up to date! Notify the school office IMMEDIATELY if there is a change of address or phone number.

No child will be released to anyone unless their name appears on their Emergency Card. Please bring I.D. with you in the event of an emergency.

Basic Action Following A Disaster/Earthquake

  1. When it is safe, teachers and students will evacuate the building and go directly to their designated classroom line‑up area on the playground.
  2. Teachers will take roll and report the names of the missing or injured to the school command center. All students will put on their identification/ emergency release tags.
  3. School teams (Search and Rescue, First Aid, Triage, etc.) will report to their stations.
  4. District employees will remain with and supervise students until they are picked up.
  5. Parents check their children out using the procedures mentioned above for the release of children to authorized adults.

Lockdown Procedures

In a school-wide lockdown situation, all the doors and gates will be locked. All students will take shelter in the nearest classroom. No student will be released to go home until an “all clear” is given.