Your child’s safety comes above all else in matters of schooling. Therefore, it is imperative that the school conveys to you necessary, important information while at the same time, it is critical that you review it, ask questions and stay informed. By doing so, we both can feel confident that we are prepared to respond to any unforeseen emergency situations. This preparedness will allow us to continue our day to day mission of providing the best education possible for your child.
The following information is not intended to alarm you or the children, it is merely a means for reviewing with you what the school’s responses will be in emergency situations. It is our obligation as the school and your responsibility as parent to have these arrangements in place. Having stated that, let’s consider the following scenarios:
In the event of…
- A SCHOOL DELAY OR SCHOOL CLOSING
Parents should listen to the television or radio stations for "Central Dauphin School District" school delay or closing information. The media will report the length of time of the delay at the start of the school day.
- AN EARLY SCHOOL CLOSING WHEN STUDENTS ARE ALREADY IN SESSION
Parents should tune in to local media stations for information. You should already have in place a plan for your child to follow should school be dismissed early. If you are not at home when your child arrives, what plan should your child follow? Make these arrangements now and review them often enough with your child so that he/she is familiar with the plan.
- A SCHOOL EVACUATION
In the event that it is necessary to evacuate our school, the children will be escorted to Linglestown Junior High School. In the event it is necessary to evacuate The Elementary/Junior High Campus, children will be escorted to Christ Lutheran Church (the church on the hill with the gold steeple) on Chapel Street. We will dismiss students to their parent/guardian from this location. Students will not be dismissed to anyone other than the parent/guardian without parental permission. You will be asked to sign out your child before leaving the site.
- A THREE MILE ISLAND EMERGENCY
Linglestown Elementary is outside the evacuation zone and therefore our students will not be evacuated to another site. (Linglestown Junior High is the evacuation site for schools within the emergency zone.) However we do have some special needs students who live within the emergency zone. These students will remain here and they will be dismissed to their parent/guardian. School personnel will care for your child until you arrive.
IN ALL OF THESE CASES, PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE SCHOOL. FOLLOW THESE PROCEDURES AND LISTEN TO THE LOCAL MEDIA STATIONS.
Being proactive in our planning will reassure your child that the adults in his/her life have taken the necessary precautions for his/her safety and well-being. Take the steps today that will ease the concerns that arise when emergencies occur. Thank you for your support.