The emergency management plan will be implemented in response to situations that require us to evacuate the school or the campus, or to shelter in place. Examples of such situations include fire, severe weather, toxic spills, or acts of war.
Monthly fire drills practice one form of school evacuation. Students exit the building and remain on the Post Oak campus.
If necessary, students would evacuate the Post Oak campus and go to Episcopal High School, either to the athletic field on the Bissonnet side of EHS or to the Benitez Chapel (also on the Bissonnet side of the EHS campus).
Students and teachers will shelter in place in the event of a tornado, nearby chemical spill, or other events that require us to seek shelter indoors.
In the event of a chemical spill or other airborne hazard, the ventilation system carrying outside air will be shut down.
While sheltering in place, the school will be open as long as students need to be here. The school has stores of bottled water and food for such a situation.
In the event that a shelter-in-place is declared, we strongly discourage parents from coming to the school until instructed to do so.
If ordered to do so by civil authorities, we would be transported to one of three sites at a safe distance from the school:
The school will communicate with parents via email and telephone using the Blackboard Connect system to keep you informed. The school will test this system annually; it is important that parents keep the school up-to-date on emergency contact information.
Blackboard Connect will inform you about how to contact us. Depending on the circumstances, communications may be limited: even if the school phone lines remain open, they will be tied up if there are multiple calls that come in at the same time.
Our first priority in the event of emergency is to ensure that children and school staff are safe. Our second priority is to contact parents and to keep you informed.