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Reunification Drill- April 25th Guidelines

 

PLEASE NOTE DURING THIS DRILL STUDENTS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO WALK HOME AND WILL ONLY BE RELEASED TO AN ADULT

 

Reunification Details-April 25 2018

 

Purpose:  To assist the school, parents, students and community responders in practicing and evaluating the best way to conduct a full school, off-site evacuation, and parent reunification, in case of incident (natural disaster, building safety issue, violence).

Participants:  Liberty school staff, Liberty students, Liberty parents, Murray City Police.

Plan Ahead: Please have students leave bikes, scooters, skateboards, etc. home on the day of the drill.  The students will not be able to take them to the Heritage Center during the drill.  We encourage you to participate in our drill by picking up your child at the assigned time.  It is valuable for all of us to have and practice an emergency plan.  Lastly, please talk to your child(ren) about this drill, and it’s purpose, to prepare them for what will take place; especially those that may struggle with transitions, change, or the unknown.

PROCEDURE:

  1. At 1:50 on Wednesday, April 25th, teachers will walk their classes east on 6100 South, to the Heritage Center located at 10 E 6150 S. Students will not be available for parents to “check out” during the time they are walking to the Heritage Center and until they are settled in their Color Zones.  Teachers will take their classes to the zones that will be designated near the building.  Parents will pick up their children from an area located near the street.  Runners and walkie talkies will be used to collect and reunite children.
  2. **Parents will come to the Heritage Center no earlier than 2:15 pm to pick up their child/children. Students will not be released until we are sure all students have been accounted for and are at the Heritage Center. PLEASE bring photo ID, it will be required.  Parking will be extremely limited, we encourage you to walk if you live nearby.

 

*Please come at the follow time based on neighborhoods:

  • Green Zone- 2:15

5300 S. to 5900 S., State St. to 300 W. includes ALL houses on 5900 South

  • Red Zone- 2:30

Any houses between 5900 S. and Winchester- State St. to 300 W.

  • Black Zone- 2:40

Winchester (includes Winchester) to 6900 S. – State St. to 300 W.

  • Purple- 2:50

All houses in boundaries WEST of 300 W. and zip codes on special permit 84107, 84123, and 84047

  • Blue- 3:00

All special permits with zip codes other than 84107, 84123, or 84047

 

  1. Students with siblings will be grouped together and expected to wait together. Older siblings should look for younger siblings.
  2. Daycare busses and School busses will NOT be provided on this day. In the event of a real emergency, these busses would not be at the school.  Please treat this drill as a real emergency.  It is critical you have your emergency contacts up to date and you make prior arrangements to pick up your child if needed.  We realize this may be an inconvenience, but also feel strongly that your child’s safety is important.
  3. Be prepared to show your photo ID. Teachers will be set up at tables checking photo ID prior to releasing any student.  If you are picking up students other than your own, please be sure that their parent has contacted the school and has you listed as an approved emergency contact.
  • You can update your emergency contact information online at https://sisweb.murrayschools.org/login or by calling the school office at 801-264-7424 by April 20th. We need adequate time to prepare our records.
  1. Please leave as soon as you get your children to help reduce congestion at the Heritage Center.
  2. It is anticipated that we will not have enough time to release all students before the 3:15 end of school day. It is possible that you may end up standing in line and not get your child before the end.  We apologize for this inconvenience, but appreciate the opportunity to practice.  In the case of a real emergency, parents will not have prior notice and will arrive in a more staggered fashion, perhaps over the course of several hours.  The drill is an opportunity for us to learn what works and what doesn’t.
  3. Please call the main office if you have any questions beforehand at 801-264-7424.

CAUTIONS:

  • This is a learning opportunity for the school and community. It will be somewhat chaotic, mistakes will be made, and some people will feel frustrated.  We ask for your patient cooperation and your very best example for our students of how to act and react in a stressful situation.
  • We appreciate your support and welcome your feedback after the Mock Evacuation/Reunification Drill. You may call, email, or visit to share your ideas and concerns.
  • We appreciate you taking the time to determine your family plan for the day and working within the guidelines we’ve set above. Ultimately, we will all end up with a better understanding of how we’d do things for ourselves and our families in the case of a real emergency.  Hopefully we’ll all feel more comfortable with the plans the school and each family has in place.  Thanks for your support!

Inclement Weather Guidelines and Procedures

Inclement Weather and Air Quality Administrative Guidelines and Procedures

Inclement Weather & Indoor Recess

Murray City School District

Department of Personnel and Student Services Administrative Guidelines & Procedures

 

Organized sports, recreational activities and recess all contribute to the health and development of our students and should be encouraged and scheduled into the daily routines of all of our schools. Weather conditions need to be considered throughout the school day when students engage in outdoor activities. This is particularly true where our elementary students are concerned.

 

Rain and Wind

Rain and wind are frequent weather occurrences. Depending on the severity of the rain and/or wind (taking into consideration ambient air temperature, health and safety factors), elementary principals or designees will determine whether students should participate in recess or other outdoor activities.

 

Air Quality

It is recognized that poor air quality can have an adverse effect on the health of students. When the Air Quality Index is 100 (below 35.4ppm) or lower all students could go outdoors. (35.5-55.4ppm) students with respiratory symptoms and sensitive students stay indoors. When the Air Quality Index reaches over 151 (over 55.4ppm) all students should remain indoors.    Principals will exercise discretion when declaring an indoor day within 5-10PM.

 

Winter Weather

During winter months, elementary students must be reminded frequently to come to school dressed for the elements and  to be prepared for outdoor recess. On a few occasions, the ambient temperature or the wind chill temperature will dip low enough that outdoor activities would be unwise.

 

Any time during the school day that the ambient air temperature or wind chill temperature is 15⁰ Fahrenheit (− 9.4⁰ Celsius), or colder, elementary students should be indoors. Any time during the school day that the ambient air temperature or wind chill temperature is between 15⁰ Fahrenheit and 20⁰ Fahrenheit (− 6.7⁰ Celsius), elementary principals or designees will determine whether students should participate in recess or other outdoor activities. Among the weather elements to be considered in this decision would be precipitation, wind, and the condition of playground surfaces and equipment (snow and ice). Additionally, under Board Policy PS 419, at 20⁰ Fahrenheit or colder, elementary and secondary principals or designees should ensure that the doors to the school are open 30 minutes prior to school start time or the arrival of the first bus, if applicable.

 

For purposes of these administrative guidelines and procedures, the District uses the temperature, humidity, wind speed, other weather indicators, and air quality information reported by local news outlets, on-site weather stations, The Weather Channel, and the Utah Department of Environmental Quality.

 

 

*The web site for The Weather Channel is http://www.weather.com.  The zip code setting is 84107.

*Websites for air quality are www.airnow.gov and www.airquality.utah.gov

 

It is the responsibility of the elementary principal or designee to monitor the weather and air quality on a daily basis for their school. In the event that the ambient air temperature or wind chill temperature is below 15 degrees Fahrenheit the district will declare a mandatory in-day for all students. In the event that the Air Quality Index reaches 176 – 300 the district will declare a mandatory in-day for all students.

A message from MCSD Superintendent Covington:

Dear Parents,

Recent national school-related tragedies have resulted in many school districts in Utah, including right here in Murray, experiencing an increase in students making phony threats or joking about violence at school. While the intent may be made to tease or for fun, these threats are anything but funny. All threats of violence are taken seriously and investigated by police and school officials, even off-hand comments that appear as “obvious’ jokes”. Those who make threats, even as a joke, may receive school and district level discipline in addition to the very real possibility of criminal charges that will follow them for life.

Please take this opportunity to remind your children that making light of serious matters will bring severe consequences. Although they may think their comment or social media post will only be seen by their close friends, their actions can cause a chain reaction that will quickly move beyond their control. We strongly encourage all parents to be vigilant in monitoring their child’s online behavior. Most of the incidents that have led to students landing in serious trouble were tied to a social media post or some other online comment. Many of them raise concerns about bullying behavior, which is also taken very seriously in the Murray City School District.

Resources such as the SafeUT app and your own school administrators continue as excellent options for reporting unsafe or suspicious behavior, and we encourage everyone to be observant and mindful of anything that looks suspicious.
Remember: If you See Something … Say Something!

We must work together in our homes and community to support the efforts of our schools to educate your children in a safe environment.

Thank you for your help and support in keeping your students safe.

Sincerely,

Jennifer Covington
Superintendent, Murray City School District