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Disaster Procedure

In the event of a disaster, please follow this process for checking out students:

  • Do not call the school.
  • Go to Gomes immediately. If this is not possible, contact one of the individuals you have preauthorized on your childs Emergency Release Form to pick up your student. Students will only be released to authorized individuals.
  • Once you arrive at school, park on the streets without blocking entrances for emergency vehicles. Remain calm.
  • Students will be evacuated to the Disaster Evacuation Area at the fenced baseball fields on the east side of Gomes near Las Palmas (see map). The children will be separated into two groups, (K-3 and 4-6) by room numbers on two fields.
  • If we must evacuate the school grounds, a note will be left on the gate that we have moved away from the dangers.
  • Parents or caregivers should go to a staff or volunteer Emergency Preparedness Team member at the Disaster Release Center which is set up between the two fields. All faculty and volunteers can be identified by a bright orange vest/cap.
  • Once you get there, the parent or caregiver will need to identify him or herself and provide identification such as a drivers license. Tell them the name of the children you wish to pick up. Staff members will check the Disaster Release Form to make sure the individual is authorized before releasing the students.
  • Parents or Caregivers will be asked to wait in a separate area while their child is retrieved. No one will be allowed in the baseball fields so that we can ensure a smooth and efficient release process.
  • Parents or caregivers must sign the Disaster Release Form and the student and adult will be checked again at the gate to ensure that the adult and child match.
  • Staff members will remain with your children. Your child will not be left alone. We have food, water, and other supplies for three days.
  • Parent cooperation with our release process is essential for student safety.
Last Modified on October 27, 2008