Responding to emergencies in our schools requires coordination and practice. Preparation can help everyone stay calm and safe. Staff, students and parents or guardians should all be familiar with their schools’ emergency plans and procedures. Here are some resources to help schools and families prepare.
Do you have questions about disease outbreaks in your school or in the community? Contact your school nurse, if you have one, or visit our communicable disease page.
Helpful web pages
- Emergency Preparedness and Response, Schools and Childcare Centers (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention http://emergency.cdc.gov/children/schools.asp
- Emergency Planning (U.S. Department of Education Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools)http://www2.ed.gov/admins/lead/safety/emergencyplan/index.html
- FEMA Ready Kids (Federal Emergency Management Agency) Resources for teachers, parents and kids http://www.ready.gov/kids
- Head Start Disaster Preparedness Workbook (UCLA Center for Public Health and Disasters) http://www.cphd.ucla.edu/headstartwb.html
- Michigan Schools Pandemic Planning Workbook & Online Toolkit for Educators http://mdch.train.org/panflu/education/index.html
- School Crisis Guide (National Education Association Health Information Network) http://www.neahin.org/educator-resources/school-crisis-guide.html
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Extreme Heat: http://emergency.cdc.gov/disasters/extremeheat/index.asp and Extreme Cold: http://emergency.cdc.gov/disasters/winter/