Thursday, March 22, 2012

Shake Out

Our school is having an earthquake drill on April 17. A note was sent home for the parents to fill out. After the earthquake drill, we will receive a phone call asking us to pick up our students at the Middle School. All of the South Summit Students will be there. We have to bring ID. for the kids we are picking up.

I think this is a brilliant idea. They have indicated on the letter sent home that this is the first time they have had a drill like this so please be patient when picking up your child. I love that they are practicing it to determine any necessary changes before a real emergency happens.

I am not sure how much I should say to the kids. The last time we had an earthquake drill at a school, Gordon was nervous about going to school for a long time. Maybe for FHE we will talk about emergency preparedness and we can talk about some of the things we would do in the event of an emergency. It should probably be covered any way.

We had a plan in our West Valley house. I did buy a fire extinguisher for this house at least.

2 comments:

mommaquincy said...

A great plan for FHE. We need to do some educating even now, my husband has tower of stuff by the bed that would not be good in an earthquake!

MDawg said...

The Shakeout is actually an event for all of Utah and I think some of the surrounding states.

http://www.shakeout.org/utah/register/

I'm glad your school is participating. I would like ours to, as well, but I doubt it. It's on my calendar to participate at home. You'll have to let me know how it goes.