The primary responsibility of Canterbury school staff in an emergency is the safety and health of your child. Canterbury works actively to improve our responsiveness in the event of an emergency. Our campus has made arrangements for rescue, first aid, sanitation, food, and other support in emergency situations. Our staff will care for your children until you or your authorized representative arrive to pick them up.
To provide schools an opportunity to practice emergency response procedures, all students and staff participate in an annual emergency preparedness drill. The goals of the training drill are to improve our ability to protect students, save lives, and reduce injuries in the event of a disaster.
In addition, each school holds a monthly fire drill and emergency training is provided to staff.
In the event of an emergency, our campus will coordinate with local emergency services.
In the event of a disaster, please remain calm. Your child is probably safer at school in the event of a disaster. School personnel are certified in CPR, First Aid, and Emergency Preparedness. In the event of a disaster, school staff members are designated as Disaster Service Workers and must remain with your children at all times for up to 72 hours after the emergency.
When an emergency occurs, parents have several ways to obtain information about the situation and the status of their children
- Obtain information via the school’s web page at www.canterburycs.org.
- E-mail communication may be sent to those families who use e-mail.
- An auto dialer may be used for recorded messages to parents.
- Turn to local TV and radio stations for information on what to do and where to respond in order to pick up your child.