Emergencies & Disasters - Winona R-III

Emergencies & Disasters
Winona R-III School District
Types of Disasters
 Natural-Tornado/Earthquake-The probability for
an earthquake of magnitude 6.0 or greater is significant
in the near future, with a 50% chance by the year 2000
and a 90% chance by the year 2040.
 http://www.eas.slu.edu/Earthquake_Center/SEISMICITY/
 Technological- Fire/ Gas Explosion, etc.
 Health- Public Health Emergency or Illness
 Social- Terrorism/ School Violence/ Bomb Threat/
School Bus Accident/ Suicide or other Traumatic Death
Faculty & Staff
Be AWARE of the Crisis Manual/ Be
familiar with the different procedures
POST specific exits in your classroom
REVIEW with students protocol for
different emergency situations
Specific routes
till be discussed
at a spring
Things we may not think of…
 Perimeter control & access
Who-when-where to contain and control
release of students
Teacher ID badges
Names/Phone #s
 Crime scene issues…
 Media coverage & communications
School policy regarding who will
speak to media/ Administrators ONLY
Students will need to know…
 Adults are in control and will help keep them
 That it is ok to be feeling afraid
Provide clear simple explanations for what
happened and what will happen
Acknowledge students feelings and help
them label them
Admit it you do not know the answers to the
students questions
What to DO:
Safety & Security First!
 Keep each classroom grouped together in
 Keep students near familiar peers and adults
 Keep students grouped with their classroom
rather that putting them into a larger group of
students or letting them detach themselves
from the classroom
 Shield students from seeing damage or
severe injuries if possible
WHS Crisis Plan
 Crisis center at each building will be the
principal’s office
 Media briefing center will be the
Superintendent’s conference area
 If the students are away from the building a
central crisis center will be identified
 All communications will come through these
offices and leaders
 All student releases will be made through
assigned team leaders
Crisis sequence:
Emergency services should be summoned
as necessary
A designated team should direct the
emergency responders to the location
No one except the superintendent should
speak to the media regarding the situation
Students should be updated as to events
Crisis Sequence:
To ensure all students are accounted for,
immediately take role and report missing
students to the crises center/ Identify the
missing students by raising your red flag
Check students for injuries or signs of
panic and report concerns asap
Keep students together unless notified to
release them
Team members will be identified with bright orange vests
1. Preschool/ Kim Bland
a. Linda Youngblood
b. Bev Hollis
2. Elementary/ Sue Bockman
a. Jennifer Vermillion, Nurse (If injuries are present- emergency center will be set up)
b. Jennifer Asplin, Counselor
c. Valerie Voyles
d. Brian Simpson, Security
e. Brenda Acord
3. Middle School/ John Eaton
a. Sheila Plunk, Secretary
b. Felina Wakefield
c. Toby Tipton
d. Lindy Hollis
4.. High School/ Donnie Wakefield
a. Sandy Ipock, Secretary
b. Deb Shockley, Counselor
c. Brenda Roberts
c. Tracy Crider
e. Darrell Derryberry
Any Teacher who is on planning time at the moment of an emergency should report to his/her
principal for directions ASAP!
Dismissing Students:
 Each teacher will have a clipboard (inside your
emergency backpack) containing his or her students’
pertinent information. Students should only be released
to parents or authorized personnel
 Students should be encouraged to not rush to leave
school until released by the administration
 Teachers without students should quickly report to the
administration to be assigned duties
 Phone center to be manned by secretary
 Emergency phone calls will be made from the crises
centers/ do NOT allow students to use their own cell
 A record must be kept of ALL students being