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Safety and Emergencies

Safety and Emergencies:  

 

At El Segundo High School, when an emergency occurs, please know that our school is prepared to act quickly to ensure the safety of our students.  Our teachers, staff, and students have instructions and procedures they follow so that they are safe. For example, in case of an earthquake, students and teachers drop, cover, and hold. Or, if there is an active shooter, staff and students follow the "Run, Hide, Fight" guidelines from the US Department of Homeland Security.

 

In the event of any emergency or other disaster during school hours, it is imperative that we have your support and cooperation.  Please read below for the most important things you can do:

  1. Make sure your Emergency Contact information is current. 
  2. Remain calm and cooperative. WALK to school. Streets may be needed for emergency vehicles.
  3. Do not telephone the school as the telephone lines may be needed for emergency communications. 
  4. Come to the Reunion Gate on Oak (at Oak and Eucalyptus) and wait to begin the check-out procedure. ID will be required. DO NOT USE ANY OTHER ENTRANCE/GATE. 
  5. Once you have been identified, a walkie-talkie or megaphone will be used to communicate with teachers to locate your child. Your child(ren) will be sent to the Reunion Gate and you may take them home. 
  6. DO NOT ENTER CAMPUS AT ANY TIME. This will lead to chaos. It is of paramount importance that the staff be able to remain calm and care for the students. 
  7. Tune to KNX 1070 AM, KFWB 980 AM, KFI 640 AM for emergency announcements, or sign up for Nixle.com which provides emergency text message alerts in areas you select.

All children will be kept at school under supervision until we are able to make contact with a parent/guardian. The school is equipped with emergency medical supplies, water and various types of equipment to respond to emergencies. Each staff member is automatically a civil defense employee in times of emergencies and is required by law to remain on campus to assist until dismissed by administration. 

 

Lastly, please remember that our schools are one of the safest places for your children to be. 

 

School Safety Plan

All School sites within El Segundo Unified School District have coordinated comprehensive safety plans that have been vetted by the El Segundo Police and Fire Department for best practices in safety and emergency procedures.  Drills and safety/emergency training cover the following:

 

  • Fire
  • Earthquake
  • Shelter in Place – in case of poor air quality due to surrounding industries.
  • Lock-down

 

Communication:  There is a city-wide emergency communication system in place.  All schools and the district office share a radio system with ESPD for emergency communication.

 

In the Event of a Fire

  1. Students exit the building in an orderly manner and meet in a designated area.
  2. Roll is taken to account for all students and staff.
  3. All adults working and volunteering on campus will evacuate and stay with their classroom/office assignment.
  4. All students, staff and volunteers remain in designated area and await further instruction from ESFD.

 In the Event of an Earthquake

  1. All personnel drop, cover, and hold on to a desk or table until shaking stops.
  2. If necessary, students and staff will exit the building in an orderly manner and meet in a designated area.
  3. Roll is taken to account for all students and staff.
  1. All adults working and volunteering on campus will evacuate and stay with their classroom/office assignment.
  1. Search and rescue team will be deployed if needed.
  2. In the event of a major earthquake, stations such as, first aid, temporary lavatories and reunion area will be assembled.
  3. All students, staff and volunteers remain in designated area and await further instruction from ESFD.

Lock Down/Active Shooter

  1. An announcement may be made via loudspeaker or via other communication systems.
  2. Students and staff remain indoors or immediately report to the closest indoor space, away from windows and entrances.
  3. All students, staff and volunteers remain in shelter and await further instruction.

Bomb Threat

  1. An announcement may be made via loudspeaker or via other communication systems to implement lock down or evacuation procedures, depending on the circumstances.

Other Safety Measures:

 

El Segundo High School coordinates closely with the El Segundo Police Department and the El Segundo Fire Department to implement a number of best practices for safety training and preparedness.