It is the policy of Assumption-St. Bridget School to provide a safe and secure learning environment. In such an environment, students, teachers, staff, and volunteers can work creatively and productively, while being prepared to act quickly and decisively at the time of an emergency. The Emergency Response Plan (ERP) is part of a comprehensive and fully integrated emergency management program designed to provide a safe and secure environment. ASB School’s ERP is guided by and compliant with the Washington State Legislature’s Safe Schools plan and requirements: RCW 28A.320.125. The plan is updated and maintained by ASB School Safety Committee.
In developing an emergency management plan, ASB School seeks to mitigate, prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from natural and human-caused hazards. The goal of safety planning is to enhance the school’s ability to keep emergencies from becoming crises, and by proactively planning, allow school staff to react quickly and appropriately in a variety of situations.
The plan provides emergency preparedness and response information, instructions and guidelines to protect the safety and well-being of students, teachers, staff, and volunteers, as well as visitors who may be on the school campus at the time of an emergency. The plan addresses common emergency situations, such as medical emergencies and power outages, as well as potential natural, technological or human-induced disasters that may occur in the Puget Sound region. The Emergency Response Plan applies to the ASB School campus.
When an emergency plan is activated, the ASB School principal serves as the incident commander, guiding the school through the specific emergency plan to each situation. Evacuation routes are posted in each room throughout the building and students, teachers, staff, volunteers, and visitors follow evacuation routes and procedures, reuniting, on the school playground. Attendance of all those present in the building during an emergency are monitored and communicated between the incident commander, the school office and the homeroom teachers of each class. All students will be cared for, including any students with special needs and or requirements through a coordinated effort between buddy classes (older classes partnered with younger classes), the school counselor and the homeroom teachers and instructional aides. ASB School stores and will distribute, when needed, emergency supplies, including food, water and any first aide or medications. Communication with parents and guardians will be executed through Alma, ASB School’s student information system, telephone and email. Through these communication tools, and the procedures and protocols laid out in the ASB School Emergency Handbook, ASB School will coordinate the safe return of students to families.
Due to security concerns, ASB School does not publish the plan in its entirety. If you would like to review the plan or have questions about any part of the plan, please contact Vice Principal of Operations, Dylan Pouley.