Help us keep your children safe:
What you need to know if there is an emergency at your child's school
The safety and security of our students is of the utmost importance to the Colonial Board of School Directors and District Administration. This guide has been updated and printed to advise parents of security measures and procedures in place and inform them regarding how they may help District personnel be proactive in the event an emergency arises.
What you can do to help:
Review this information carefully.
Following the steps provided will help school officials, police officers, firefighters and other first responders do their jobs and focus on the safety of all involved.
Keep your child's emergency contact information up to date.
Inform your child's school immediately if your phone number, address or email address changes. You may be called, emailed, and texted during an emergency. Additionally, children will only be released to adults listed on the emergency information form.
Talk with your child about listening and following directions at all times and especially during an emergency.
Report any safety concerns you may have to your child's school principal.
What parents should do during a school emergency:
Stay at home or work
Parents arriving at the school may interfere with police officers, firefighters and other emergency personnel. Your help in allowing these professionals to effectively do their jobs is appreciated. In the event of an evacuation or early dismissal, parents will be notified by the District's rapid messaging system as to where they may pick up their children at an established reunification location.
Wait for information from the District
The latest information will be provided by phone, text, and email via the District's rapid messaging system. The first priority of school and district office personnel is to address the emergency at hand. You will be informed as soon as possible. If it is an ongoing event, updates will be provided as new information is available. Information may also be obtained from the Colonial School District website, social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube) and CITV, Comcast Cable and Verizon FiOS channel 28.