Emergency Procedures Overview

  • In case of an emergency, we know you want your child and the school to be as prepared as possible. Stevens Creek School has an Emergency Plan in place. Each classroom has been equipped with first aid supplies, flashlights, food and other essential equipment. During the year, we will have drills (fire, duck and cover) as well as larger full-scale earthquake and Run Hide Defend drills. Students will learn how to react, where to assemble, and what to expect in an emergency situation. The following procedures are designed to ensure student safety and reduce parental anxiety in the event of an emergency.

    In the event of a fire, the staff and students at Stevens Creek will:

    • Evacuate with classroom emergency backpacks to the field next to the blacktop
    • Account for all students and assess injuries
    • Triage and first-aid as needed
    • Set up a Communication Command Center

    In the event of an earthquake, the staff and students at Stevens Creek will:

    • “Duck, Cover and Hold”
    • Evacuate with classroom emergency backpacks to the field next to the blacktop
    • Account for all students and assess injuries
    • Set up a Communication Command Center
    • Activate search and rescue procedures, triage and first-aid as needed

    In the event of a high-risk intruder on campus, the staff and students at Stevens Creek will:

    • Activate “Run, Hide, Defend” (previously “Code Red”) and follow procedures as directed by Incident Command/Principal

     Information about Student Release:

    • No students will be released until at least 15 minutes after the onset of the emergency or evacuation from the buildings. This allows staff time to assess damage and activate our emergency procedures.
    • Students will only be released to people listed on the student’s emergency card in our files. Please keep your student’s emergency card up to date.
    • All parents or designated people who come for students, can sign out students only at the Student Release Area. Signs will be posted. Photo ID will be required.

    We are prepared to care for your student in times of emergency situations. If you are not able to reach the school, we will care for your student here. We have people with first aid training and we will be in communication with various local emergency services. We do ask for your help in the following areas:

    • Please do not call the school – we must have the lines open for emergency calls and we will not have anyone in the office
    • Do not immediately drive to the school – streets and access to our school may be cluttered with debris. If you can walk to school that is preferable. The school access route and street entrance areas must remain clear for emergency vehicles.
    • In the event of a “Run Hide Defend” you will not be allowed access to the campus until the all clear is given.
    • Turn your radio to KCBS (740 AM) or another radio news channel for information and directions
    • Bring photo ID when you come to pick up your students (driver’s license, California ID or passport). No work badges
    • When you arrive at the campus, follow the directions of the school staff and PLEASE BE PATIENT. We are responsible for each student and must be allowed to account for each student to ensure safety for all.
    • Please consider coming to school and volunteering your services to help in the case of an emergency.