Emergency Planning: There are two documents that are in place for emergency planning. The Needham Public School’s “Safety & Emergency Guidelines: Quick Reference Guide” and “Pollard’s Crisis Plan” which is outlined below. The following emergency planning information must be clearly posted in each classroom, instructional space and office area: i. ii. iii. iv. Fire Drill Information including evacuation routes. A copy of the Safety & Emergency Guideline. Pollard Middle School Lockdown Procedures Red & Green Cards For Lockdown If you do not have a copy of each of the above please ensure that you notify the main office. Classroom Egress Routes & Assembly Areas: ROOMS PRIMARY FIRE EXIT ALTERNATE EXIT ASSEMBLY AREA 200, 201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 206, 207 Lecture Hall Lobby Main Lobby Tennis Courts 207, 208, 209, 210 211, 212, 213 Main Lobby Door of 218 Island Across Front Driveway 214 Door in 218 Main Lobby Island Across Front Driveway 215-Media Center 217, 219, 221, 223 Main Lobby Door of 218 Island Across Front Driveway 216, 218 Door in 218 Main Lobby Island Across Front Driveway 220, 222, 224 Main Lobby Side Door Auditorium Door Island Across Front Driveway Auditorium Auditorium Door Main Lobby Island Across Front 225, 227 Main Lobby Main Office Door Parking Lot Gr. Level Offices 231, 233, 235, Main Office 232, 234, 236, Health Suite Main Office Door Main Lobby Parking Lot 226, 228, 230 Room 230 Main Lobby Parking Lot 240, 241, 242, 244 246, 248 Room 242 Main Lobby Parking Lot 250, 251, 252, 253, 254, 255 Room 252 Main Lobby Baseball Infield 258, 260, 262, 266 Room 262 Room 274 Baseball Infield 268, 270, 272, 274, 276 Room 274 Hallway Behind 276 Baseball Outfield 278, 280, 281, 282, 283, 284, 285 Room 280 Room 272 Baseball Outfield 286, 287, 288 289, 290, 291, 293 Stairway by 293 Lecture Hall Lobby Baseball Outfield 94-98 Exit Back Door Lecture Hall Exit Tennis Courts Lecture Hall Exit Door at Front of Room Lecture Hall Lobby Tennis Courts 100, 101, 102 103, 104, 105, 106, 107 Lecture Hall Lobby Exit by Gym Lobby Tennis Courts 108, 109, 122 132, 134 Gym Lobby Doors Gym Doors Tennis Courts Gyms/Offices Exit Doors in Gym Exit Doors in Gym Lobby Area Tennis Courts Cafeteria/ Gym Offices Lobby Doors Cafeteria Doors & Past the Bridge Tennis Courts Pollard’s Crisis Plan: For this plan “crisis” refers to conditions that jeopardize the health, safety and well being of students and staff. There are five (5) basic options for Pollard in the event of a crisis: i. ii. iii. iv. v. Assemble Crisis Team (s) Evacuation On-Site Evacuation Off-Site Shelter-In-Place Lockdown Crisis Teams: Pollard has three specific Crisis Teams: 1. Incident Crisis Team - Composed of Guidance Counselors, Nursing staff and school administration - Respond in the after-math of crisis situation from inside or outside of the school. 2. AED Emergencies - Two teams (Upper Level and Lower Level staff) are dispatched when there is a cardiac arrest in the building. - An announcement over the PA will indicate that the AED Team is needed to report to…. 3. Student Crisis: - Called to assist with a student whose behavior is unsafe to either him/herself or to others. - Certain staff have been trained in Student Crisis Prevention & Intervention Training (C.P.I.) - When there is an incident an announcement will be made that the CPI team is needed to report to… Building Evacuation: There are two types of evacuation: 1. On-Site: such as fire alarms where students and staff exit to pre-determined locations but remain on campus. 2. Off-Site: when students and staff are to exit the building and relocate off-campus. Pollard’s designated off-site location is the Needham High School. Transportation to the N.H.S. will be either by foot or by bus. Shelter In Place: • Used when students and staff must move to a designated area in the school (i.e. because of a flood; outdoor danger etc.) • Will be decided upon by the principal or his/her designee. • Notification will be delivered by an announcement and heard as “Shelter-In-Place” is in effect. • Directions will be delivered over the PA if possible or via the phone system or email. If possible students will return to Advisory. Lockdown Procedures: - Lockdown will be decided upon and communicated to the building by the principal or his/her designee. The school will go into lockdown when there is believed to be an immediate threat to the safety and security of students and personnel within the building. Lockdown will be in effect until the building is notified that it is all clear and lockdown has ended. If the fire alarm sounds while in lockdown do not exit the building unless smoke/fire is in the immediate area or instructed to do so. The Principal Will: - Issue Lockdown is in effect over the PA Collaborate with the Superintendent and the EMS Maintain communication and provide staff with information as possible. The Staff Will: - Direct all students into a classroom Do a sweep of the hallways and then close and lock the door Close windows and draw shades Move all persons away from doors and windows Have students/staff gather on the floor Allow no one outside of the room until ALL CLEAR is announced. During An Emergency - Keep class phones free and use only as needed Avoid cell phone use Stay with students until incident has ended or relieved by EMS or administration Fire Drill Procedures: 1. Know the fire drill procedures for each room. (Fire drill procedures should be posted throughout the building.) 2. If the fire alarm bell rings, everyone should be instructed to leave the building immediately by the nearest designated exit. 3. Monitors should be appointed and instructed to hold doors open and close doors when necessary to prevent the spread of smoke and fire. 4. Each class should proceed to a known destination outside of the building, and teachers should be responsible for taking attendance. 5. When exiting the building, there should be no running or talking as directions need to be heard from teachers and/or firefighters. 6. The last person to exit the classroom should close the door.