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Standard Evacuation Details

FIRE EVACUATION PLAN

Should there be a fire in an area of the school

  • A staff member should proceed to the nearest fire alarm and activate it. Should the fire alarm system fail, the staff member should use the nearest emergency gong and report to the front office to activate the main alarm system.
  • Maps of escape routes and the locations of fire alarms, gongs and hydrants are on display in classrooms and around the school.
  • When the alarm sounds
  • All members of the school community must respond to all fire alarms.

If inside classrooms

  • Close all windows.
  • Do not turn off air conditions or computers.
  • Exit the room.
  • Close the door.
  • Proceed to the southeast corner of the track (adjacent to the sandy play area) via the designated escape route.
  • If the escape route is blocked, take the nearest safe route.

If outside classrooms but inside the building (This includes recess and lunchtimes)

  • Proceed to the evacuation site via the route which allows quickest evacuation from the building.
  • Students without a teacher or TA should join with another evacuating class.
  • Adults must check rooms and corridors en route in order to ensure that all children have been evacuated.

If outside the building

  • Proceed directly to the evacuation site.
  • Do not re-enter the building.
  • Behavior when evacuating
  • Talking is not permitted when proceeding to the evacuation area and while registration is occurring. All students, staff and visitors must remain silent at these times. A signal will be given when talking is permitted.
  • Classes should proceed to the evacuation site in single file.
  • When proceeding to the evacuation site, keep away from the buildings.
  • Any visitors, children separated from their class or other individuals should be collected by an evacuating group and taken with them to the evacuation site.

In Winter

  • Students in elementary classrooms should, on a daily basis, leave their coats in a box in their shared room. In an emergency they should evacuate the room directly with their teacher and the TA for that room will evacuate via the shared room, collect the box and take it to the assembly point.
  • Secondary students should not make special efforts to get coats. In an emergency they should evacuate the building directly. The Science teachers and TA will collect thermal blankets from the lab as they evacuate the building.

Evacuation site

The evacuation site is the southeast corner of the track (adjacent to the sandy play area). Should this area be dangerous, the alternative evacuation site is the northeast corner of the track, just west of the parent parking. When classes reach the evacuation site they must line up in their classes (elementary school) or homerooms (secondary school), with the N-PreK at the southernmost end of the area and the Year 12 students at the northernmost end of the evacuation area, following the guidelines painted on the side of the track. Students are to line up from the field back towards the sandy play area.

Marking of rolls

  • The Secondary Principal/Deputy Director and Elementary Principal will collect class lists and status cards from the Receptionist.
  • Teachers collect copies of class rolls and status cards from the Secondary Principal/Deputy Director (Secondary homeroom teachers) or Elementary Principal (Elementary teachers).
  • Elementary Teachers to mark the roll and account for all their students and their Teacher Assistant.
  • Secondary Homeroom teachers to mark the roll and account for all their students, and Teacher Assistants.
  • Teachers report status of their classes by displaying a green card if all are accounted for, or a red card if further assistance is needed.
  • Secondary Principal/Deputy Director and Elementary Principal report status of classes, class/homeroom teachers and their teacher assistants to report to the Student Services Coordinator, who will then report the status to the Director.
  • The Catering Manager to report status to the Director.
  • The maintenance staff, drivers, ayis, guards and cleaners are report to the Facilities Manager, who will report the status to the Director.
  • Office staff report to the Office Manager, who will report the status to the Director.
  • Visitors should report directly to the Director.

The roles of the following staff are

The Director

  • Bring a megaphone to the evacuation area.
  • Bring a mobile telephone to the evacuation area.
  • Coordinate all activities at the evacuation site.
  • Receive status reports from the Deputy Director, Student Services Coordinator, Catering Manager, Office Manager and Facilities Manager.
  • Make emergency phone calls as needed.
  • Coordinate all action plans.

Secondary Principal/Deputy Director

  • Bring a mobile telephone to the evacuation area.
  • Collect rolls and status cards from the receptionist.
  • Distribute rolls and status cards to the secondary teachers.
  • Report status of secondary school to the Director.
  • Perform the roles of the Director in the event of his absence.

Elementary Principal

  • Bring a mobile telephone to the evacuation area.
  • Collect rolls and status cards from the receptionist.
  • Distribute rolls and status cards to the elementary teachers.
  • Report status of elementary school to the Director.
  • Also perform the role of the Secondary Principal/Deputy Director, if the Director is absent.

Nurse

  • Bring a first aid kit and stretcher to the evacuation area.
  • Bring emergency kit (student list, phone numbers and medical details, key for the kitchen, key for the storage hut) to the evacuation area.
  • Coordinate the care of injured people.

Receptionist

  • Bring class rolls, status cards, daily roll, pencils and information folders to the evacuation area.

Office Manager

  • Bring backup keys and emergency information to the evacuation area.
  • Assist the Nursery-Pre Kindergarten classes during their evacuation.

Security Guards

  • Close the campus to all vehicles, except emergency vehicles.
  • Maintain the security of the campus.

Teacher Assistants

  • Bring coats if they are stored in your working area.
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