|Emergency Management Resource Guide (pdf)|
More so now than ever before, schools are faced with ongoing challenges. They must be prepared for a wide-range of emergency situations from natural disasters to threats of violence. Although schools may have established procedures for dealing with many emergency situations, many do not have these protocols collected in a coordinated, concise manner that are reviewed annually. The 2016 revision of the Emergency Management Resource Guide (full text pdf) is designed to assist during the planning stage both at the school and district levels.
|Emergency Management Resource Guide (Word Doc -Sections)|
For districts and schools to make this guide into a useable plan for their specific set of criteria and to address collected school safety data the following sections of the Resource Guide are provided in an editable Word doc format.
|Emergency Management Quick Reference Guide|
School emergencies are unexpected, unpredictable, and can take many forms. When developing school safety plans, Emergency Response Teams develop protocols to address threats or hazards specific to their school. This quick and easy reference guide (flip chart) is for immediate response and is not a complete school safety plan. This quick reference guide uses FEMA’s four categories of school related emergencies.
Resources dealing with school violence and tragedy. The safety of our precious children and staff is our first priority. Here are some available resources:
After the Tragedy ...In the Classroom
School Violence Prevention: Tips for Parents & Educators (NASP)
Tips for Talking With and Helping Children and Youth Cope After a Disaster (SAMHSA)
Information for Parents During a Crisis
Disasters and Their Effects
Children, Parents, Educators and Other Professionals (resources also available in Spanish, Chinese & Japanese) (SAMHSA)
Explaining the News to Our Kids (Common Sense Media)
Other Useful Materials and Links
Team "Tool Box"
Classroom Response Kit
Drill Schedule & Log
NEW Parent Letters(Samples)
MOA samples for various agencies
Student Referral Form/Threat Assessment
School Vulnerability Checklist
Schools: Resources for Safe Chemical Management
Non-traditional Classroom & School Safety
Considerations when working with students with disabilities
FEMA Guide for Developing High-Quality School Emergency Operations Plans
Crisis Brochure (U.S. Department of Education)
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