Keeping children safe
Emergencies can occur with little or no warning—even during the school day. As children head back to school, take a few steps to help protect your child quickly and safely from an emergency
Protecting your child is as easy as A-B-C
Ask how you would be reunited with your child in an emergency or evacuation
• If students had to evacuate, where should you go to pick them up?
• How would the school notify you in the event of emergency?
Bring extra medication, special foods, or supplies your child would need if you were separated overnight
• What essential supplies would your child need if separated from you overnight? (Medications? Inhaler? Milk? Diapers? Battery pack for special equipment?)
• Does the school have an emergency stockpile of these items or could you bring extras to be kept at school?
Complete a backpack contact information card and tuck one in your child's backpack and your wallet
• Emergencies are chaotic! Make sure your child or their school knows how to reach you, and who should be called if your phone is not working.
Follow these A-B-C's so that emergencies are less chaotic, children can be kept safe, and families can be reunited safely as soon as possible.