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Emergency Procedures

Monte Vista Emergency Preparedness

Whenever a disaster occurs somewhere in the world, it is natural to think about how prepared we are in case of a disaster. Monte Vista has taken many steps to ensure that we are as well-prepared as can be if we were to have an emergency. Each employee is given a copy of the Disaster Plan which is revised annually at the beginning of the year. Each staff member belongs to a Disaster Committee and is trained based on the responsibilities of the committee. In addition, we have adequate supplies and water available in case we need to remain at school for an extended period of time. Monte Vista also has monthly drills for earthquakes, fire, or lockdown so that everyone is familiar with emergency procedures.

In the event of an emergency situation, all doors to the school will be locked. Once all procedures have been completed and all persons are accounted for, parents will be allowed to come on campus to pick up their child.

Monte Vista has set up the following student pick-up system to ensure that all students are safely dismissed:

  1. The adult who is picking a student up will request the child at the Request Gate located at the walk-through gate, west of the staff lot driveway gates, on Orange Ave.
  2. Any adult picking up a student will need to show ID so that staff can confirm the adult is listed in the Raptor App or on the Student Release Form. 
  3. Adult will then need to proceed through the parking lot towards the ramp leading down to the playground and check in with the Reunion Table.
  4. Adults will wait at the reunion table for their child.
  5. Once child arrives, staff member will remove student’s name tag and will dismiss student.
  6. Adult and student(s) will walk back towards the Release Gate, located at the driveway gate, sign the student out and submit it to a staff member at the gate in order to exit the campus. 

It is understandable that everyone wants to get to their child during an emergency, but remaining calm and cooperating are key to helping student dismissal run smoothly and as quickly as possible. We thank you for your support and cooperation.

Please be sure that your child’s emergency form is up to date!