Juanita HS 201-202 Emergency Preparedness

In 2019-2020, the Emergency Prep Committee will be working on updating e-prep supplies and organizing their storage in the new school building. If you would be interested in helping with this most important project, please contact E-prep char Jen Mahan Click here to contact

 September's Safety Tip

  TIP #1: Emergency Contacts - Not just for medical issues

  Most of us parents would only trust a few close family members or friends to be called when we cannot be reached with a medical issue, but we would easily expand the network when asking others to pick up our child in a District wide emergency (such as an early release snow day or earthquake)

Suggestion: Give your school a longer list of emergency contacts for District wide emergencies.  For example, neighbors and parents of school friends.  Be sure your contacts know how to reach you. (phone/text/email)


  TIP #2: District wide student release procedures

District policy is to release your student only to persons you have listed as an emergency contact. (See Tip #1).  However, the reality is that high school students, particular those with cars, are likely to self-evacuate and simply leave school campus.  The school is doing its best to educate students that the procedures are there to protect them.

Suggestion: Please help educate your student that if they simply cannot wait to be properly released, you want to know when they left the school and where they planned to go, so they should at least tell your school personnel of their plans.


 October's Safety Tip

  TIP: Food allergies

  In a District wide emergency, the school has a limited supply of food to feed students until they are picked up.  The school may or may not have appropriate food to meet the needs of all students with food allergies.

Suggestion: If your student has food allergies, please feel free to bring in a 3-5 day supply of food in a box/container that is securely closed and clearly marked with your student's name/grade and we will store it with the school's emergency supplies.  You may also wish to provide your student with a few hours' supply to keep int heir backpack at all times because it may take a little time to distribute the emergency supplies. (Bring to the school's front office)


November's Safety Tip of the Month

 Winter is fast approaching and the District newsletter will soon communicate the inclement weather procedures.  School late-starts or closures are determined on a District-wide basis. As part of that system, a red alert "flag" will appear on the LWSD.org home page by 5:30 a.m. to notify everyone whether school is on a late start schedule, or closed. Phone calls are also made to phone numbers families have provided to the District. For an explanation of the procedures: http://www.lwsd.org/programs-and-services/safety

SUGGESTION: For students with cars, winter items to store in the car are:
  • Warms shoes, clothes, gloves
  • Ice scraper/snow brush
  • Tire chains
Year round items for the car are:
  • Flashlight
  • Flares
  • First Aid Kit
  • Cellphone charger
  • Water and snacks
  • Jumper cables
  • Music/games
  • Keep gas tank at half a tank of gas