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 school 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
- FEMA Ready Kids (Federal Emergency Management Agency) Resources for teachers, parents and kids http://www.ready.gov/kids
- Michigan Schools Pandemic Planning Workbook & Online Toolkit for Educators http://mdch.train.org/panflu/education/index.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/