How long did it take everyone in your family to get home in the December snowstorm?
The recent snowstorm resulted in abandoned cars and hours of travel for many to get home. It's a good reminder to increase preparedness for your family!
The PTSA Safety Committee and Winterhaven School has partnered to do their best to stockpile supplies for survival needs: first aid, water, food*, shelter and sanitation for students for at least 24 hours. Have you prepared? Ideally, you have a basic emergency travel pack in your car(s), workplace, or home (or all three!). Now that we are through the holidays, please take a little time to think about your needs and plan for your family.
In the school information packet at the beginning of the year, there was a family emergency planning form to help you think through a family plan. Are your supplies ready too?
For more information: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/pbem/46475?
See the Family Earthquake Plan
*NOTE: emergency food at school contains no nuts. If your child has a food allergy that is life threatening or creates severe health consequences, and you want to talk about your child’s food needs in an emergency, please contact the Safety Committee chair, Amy Rees at email@example.com.
Living in an Earthquake Zone:
Info from Winterhaven PTSA Safety Committee
Family Earthquake Plan:
Keep at home, this is NOT an official PPS form
you must still fill out the Emergency Dismissal Form
and turn it in to the school
Why do I need this? See:
For full information see Portland Bureau of Emergency Management
Use this form to create your family plan, make sure all adults responsible for pick up have a copy
and that the people listed are on the official school Emergency Dismissal Form (peach paper):
only people on that list will be able to pick up your child
In case of an earthquake and YOU ARE UNABLE to pick up your student(s), and COMMUNICATIONS are down – no cell phones, no land lines – what is your family’s plan for having someone pick up your student(s) from school? Your backup people to pick up should be relatively close to the school during the day whenever possible.
NOTE: A printable copy of this form is attached at the bottom of this webpage.
Questions to ask: (See example plans on this form.)
Person(s) who will/may pick up my child(ren):
Above individual(s) will come to school to get my child(ren) automatically, without contact from me, if the following occurs:
Where they will go after pick up:
Examples: (All assume a major earthquake and no communication method)
Printable map @ https://www.portlandoregon.gov/pbem/article/424349
Keys to strong plans:
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