Safety and security of the students and staff at Whipple Elementary is a high priority for all. Safety procedures are reviewed each year with staff during a staff meeting prior to the start of school. Safety procedures are reviewed with students during the first week of school. Our school building is locked at all times and visitors must “buzz in” at the front doors. Visitors are required to show identification and give a specific reason for being at our school. Listed below are some examples of what we do to ensure the safety of our students and staff.
Fire/Rapid Dismissal Drills
During the school year, we practice nine Fire/Rapid Dismissal Drills.
During the school year we practice four Tornado Drills. The first Tornado Drill is held at the start of the school year. The remaining three are held during the months of March, April, and May.
Safety Drills are held at least three times during the school year. These may include lockdown and evacuation scenarios.
Communication In the Event of an Emergency Situation
Our first priority during an emergency situation is to keep our students safe. Once we have students secured, we will do our best to communicate with parents and the community. The following systems may be used to communicate updates and directions:
- Whipple Website
- Whipple Social Media Sites (Follow us on Twitter and Facebook)
- Whipple Parent Notification by Text (Sign up for text notifications here.)
- Whipple All Call System
Note: It is imperative that you keep your Emergency Medical forms up to date with numbers where parents can be reached. We will rely on this information in the event of an emergency.