Dear Gr. 6 Parents,
As part of every school’s responsibility to prepare for a possible emergency, St. Edmund’s Elementary has been busy preparing supplies, as well as practicing emergency response procedures. One crucial aspect to this is practicing our emergency release plan.
To practice this plan, we have selected the families of grade 6 (and their siblings) to participate in an emergency release drill. This drill will take place at 2 pm on Friday, June 23rd.
Parents of Grade 6 students will arrive at 2 pm and pick up their children (Grade 6 and their siblings) through the same procedure that would be used during an emergency. The selected students will assemble behind the emergency container in the school playground. Parents, or those designated as alternates on the student release forms, are to pick up their child/children by reporting to the student release coordinator’s table and signing out their child/children. Please remember your photo identification – there may be volunteers checking your forms and they may not recognize you. Once the release forms are completed and signed, their child/children will be called and released to them for departure.
We do understand that this drill may be an inconvenience to some, as it means picking up your child somewhat earlier than you would have ordinarily. We ask for your patience and support as we work through this essential process. If this were a true emergency, the whole school would be involved and wait times would be even longer. If you have any questions or problems related to this drill, please contact me through the school office. As always, thank you for your kind patience and support.