I don't remember all of the details, but I do remember waking up to cute little Jared running into my room in the middle of the night yelling, "Emergenseek! Emergenseek!" and then he told us something about his friend. As a result, when something is happening around here we say, "Emergenseek! Emergenseek!"
The Elementary School here has an Emergency Plan set in place. I received a (3) letter reminding me to send in food for my student in the event that there was an emergency and they couldn't make it home. I don't know if this has ever happened before. I don't know that I really want to know if this has happened before - maybe due to weather or something. I do like that they are prepared and have something in place so the kids won't go hungry. I am to include one of those solar blankets for each of the kids, so I guess they won't go cold either.
I like that they suggested a comfort item such as a note or a copy of a family picture. Luckily the 3 younger kids will have each other too.
I called the middle school to see if they have a similar plan in place. They said they don't. I decided I am just going to make a kit for Jared too, to place in his locker. I doubt that he will need it, but I know both of us will feel a lot better if he does.