Los Banos Unified School District has established emergency and safety plans for each school in the District. The plans are coordinated with Police, Fire, and all Emergency Responders. The Plans address both human- made and natural disasters. The plans are reviewed and revised annually. Emergency Drills are practiced throughout the school year.
In an Emergency, Our first consideration is the children in our care.
Key Tips to Reinforce With Your Children
1. Always TAKE A FRIEND with you when walking, biking, or standing at the bus stop. Make sure you know your bus number and which bus to ride.
2. Say NO if anyone you don’t know or a person who makes you feel scared, uncomfortable, or confused offers a ride. Do NOT accept a ride from anyone unless communicated with your family and they have told you it is OK to do so in each instance.
3. Quickly get away and yell, “THIS PERSON IS NOT MY MOTHER/FATHER/GUARDIAN” if anyone tries to take you somewhere or is following you. If anyone tries to grab you, make a scene and every effort to get away by kicking, screaming, and resisting.
4. NEVER LEAVE SCHOOL GROUNDS before the regular school day ends. Always check with the office before leaving school early.
5. NEVER take shortcuts or walk through alleys to get to or from school faster. Talk about which way to go to and from school. Remind your family if activities you participate in cause you to leave earlier or arrive home later than usual. Remember to call someone in your family once you have arrived home.
For More Information Please Visit the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children Website.
Planning Ahead: The most important thing that you can do as a parent is to make sure that your child’s school has the most up- to-date emergency contact information and to periodically review with your child alternative arrangements you have made in case an emergency prevents you from being at home.
Emergency Information: Where Can I get Information During an Emergency?
Chances are you will not be able to reach the school by telephone in a real emergency. We will however make every effort to contact parents. Do not use cell phones to contact the school or your student during an emergency. In certain situations, use of cell phones may create a severe safety risk.