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Emergency Preparedness

Disaster Preparedness

 

Each year the Site Council (comprised of parents, students, teachers and administrators) reviews and adopts the school safety plan. This plan is submitted to the District Office and follows state and federal guidelines for disaster/emergency preparedness.  

Westborough has purchased a heavy duty container which is on the blacktop and it contains all of our school disaster supplies (water, first aid, tools, food, blankets etc.) Our PTA and local businesses got us started with supplies. Each year we add/replenish what is needed.   Every year we practice  fire/earthquake and lock down drills to train students and teachers what to do in an emergency. Each staff member has been trained in safety procedures.

In the event of a major emergency, students will be kept at school until parents are contacted and/or arrive to pick up their child.  Please bring an ID with you in the event of this emergency.  In the event of an evacuation of campus, our "meeting place" is the fire station on Galway (next to Westborough Park just south of the campus).

Emergency Procedures

 

In the event of an emergency which might require student evacuation, there are procedures for parents to follow which will help ensure a smooth transition when picking up a child from school.   In ordinary circumstances a parent would report to the office to pick up a child. In an emergency where students may be evacuated from the building, parents would meet at the fire station on Gellert. Westborough staff will meet with them and will have parents sign for their children. Please bring ID—by law we cannot release a child to an adult without ID. Runners will be sent to get them, and the students will then reunite with their parents. 

At the beginning of the school year, you are given an emergency card to fill out and list people who may pick up your child from school. Please fill out as many names as you can. If you have more than four, write them on the back of the card. Again, any adult who picks up a child must have an ID.  This is for the safety of the child.