Larkspur conducts a fire drill evacuation from the building once a month. Children are taught the importance of listening to directions during these drills, as alternate evacuation exits may be needed, in case fire is blocking the primary escape route.
Lockdown drills are practiced one time per semester. These also range in scenario, i.e. stranger inside building, stranger on campus, or police situation in the neighborhood.
In the event of an actual emergency, families will be notified regarding the situation, as soon as possible. If the school has to be evacuated and moved to an alternate location, families will be notified as to where their children are and when pick-up can begin. Adults who will be sent to pick children up must be on the emergency card and have proper ID.
District Emergency Preparedness
Dear Parents / Guardians:
The safety and security of our students is our highest priority. Our school and the school district regularly plan and practice to ensure we are prepared for emergencies. This letter will inform you of some of the procedures we will follow to protect our students during an emergency.
What happens during an emergency. During an emergency, school administrators will secure the campus in what is called a lockdown. Classroom doors are locked, gates to the campus are closed and locked, and no one is permitted to enter or exit the campus until school administrators give the all-clear signal. If there is immediate danger, teachers will stop lessons, close window blinds, turn off lights and direct students to the most secure area of the classroom or building. School personnel work closely with public safety officials during emergencies.
Students may be kept on campus. In the event of a chemical spill or other immediate danger to health and safety, public safety officials may direct the school to keep students on campus, even after school hours, until the all-clear signal is given.
If such an emergency occurs, students will be released only to an adult who has been identified as a parent, guardian or emergency contact on the student’s Emergency Card. It is important that you complete this card at the beginning of every school year and update it as needed.
The school district is prepared to provide food, water and the medications listed on your child’s School Year Medication Record to your child, if we are directed to hold students on campus.
Campus Visit Procedures
Larkspur Elementary welcomes all visitors to our campus. Following these procedures will help us to insure the safety and well being of our students and staff members.
- Always check in at the front office and obtain a Visitor badge.
- Your visitor badge must be visible at all times.
- Unless you have already received clearance as a volunteer or chaperone, please do not interact with students.
- When you are ready to leave our campus, please return your badge and sign out in the front office.
If you would like to observe your student during the school day (in the classroom), please make arrangements ahead of time with the Principal's approval.