The San Juan Island School District works in partnership with local law enforcement, public safety and county emergency management to prepare for emergency conditions in our schools. Each school has developed and implemented a comprehensive plan for responding to a variety of natural disasters and hazardous situations including earthquake, fire, bomb threat, human trespass, and hazardous materials incidents. Each month, staff and students practice appropriate responses including evacuation and shelter-in-place.
Our system for managing school emergency situations provides students, staff and parents with a plan and a sense of security. Student safety is our focus and guides our decisions. Staff members have been assigned specific tasks they are responsible for during an emergency situation. Our facilities are equipped with emergency supplies, radios and equipment that may be necessary to shelter students for at least 24 hours.
Communications Tips in an Emergency
- Be patient: we will communicate with you as quickly as possible
- Check the website, email and text alerts for updates. Find out how to sign-up
- Please do not call the school; it jams the phone lines
- Please do not come to the school; it impedes first responders access to the emergency
- Be patient: your child’s safety is our first priority
How Families Can Help during an Emergency
If an emergency occurs during school hours please do not come to the school in order to enable first responders have free and clear access to the campus. In rushing to the school, you may put yourself in danger and become a part of the problem. Instead, we ask you to be patient and follow updates that will be posted on the district website, emailed to our contact list and through text alerts.