Safety Planning and Emergency Procedures
The Los Gatos Union Elementary School District is dedicated to providing a safe educational environment for all students, staff, parents, and visitors at each of our elementary schools sites, Blossom Hill, Daves Avenue, Lexington, Louise Van Meter, and our middle school, R.J. Fisher. In order to achieve this, the Los Gatos Union School Emergency Plan: Standard Operating Procedures have been written to address all potential emergency situations that could occur. In addition, each site-specific plan includes specific emergency assignments in District-wide and school-wide emergency situations that follow Incident Command System (ICS) and Emergency Operations Center (EOC) protocols that meet local, state, and federal guidelines.
We are also pleased to announce that the District implemented Power Announcement, a rapid communication service, designed specifically for the K-12 community delivering voice, e-mail, and emergency messages at a rate up to 2.5 million per hour quickly keeping parents and staff informed on important and time-sensitive information. In addition to delivering routine messaging, Power Announcement is a critical component to every crisis plan, ensuring accurate information is communicated immediately in the event of a lockdown, relocation, evacuation, or other emergency situation. Power Announcement also provides several ways parents/staff will be notified in the event of an emergency. Parents and staff have the additional option of receiving text messages from the District in the event of an emergency.
Please reference the pdf files attached below for more detailed information about the Board-adopted Emergency Plan: Standard Operating Procedures for LGUSD.
Standard Operating Procedures for LGUSD