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Disaster Check Out Procedures

DISASTER CHECK OUT PROCEDURES

Should an emergency or disaster situation ever arise in our area while school is in session, we want you to be 
aware that the schools have made preparations to respond effectively to such situations. In fact, public schools in 
San Marino are built to meet stringent construction standards and they may be safer than your own home in the 
event of a disaster. 
 
Should we have a major disaster during school hours, your student(s) will be cared for at the school. Our School 
District has a detailed emergency plan which has been formulated to respond to any major catastrophe. 
 
Your cooperation is necessary in any emergency, for both the safety of staff and students, and the expedient 
reunification with your child. 
  1. Do not telephone the school. Telephone lines may be needed for emergency communication. 
  2. Do not attempt to reach your student by cell phone as this may put your student at further risk depending on the emergency. Cell phone lines may also be needed for emergency communication. 
  3. Do not go to the school or evacuation site until notified to do so. 
  4. In the event of a serious emergency, students will be kept at their schools, or evacuated to an alternate site. Only a parent or guardian, 18 years of age or older, who has been identified as such on the school system emergency form, will be permitted to pick up a student. This form is required to be filled out by parents at the beginning of every school year. 
  5. Turn your radio and television to local stations. If students are to be kept at school or evacuated to an alternate site, the media will be notified. 
  6. In addition, information regarding day-to-day school operations will be available on the District’s website at http://www.san-marino.k12.ca.us/ or by calling the District Office at (626) 299-7000. 
  7. Impress upon your children the need for them to follow the directions of any school personnel in times of emergency. 
Students will be released only to parents and/or guardians identified on the school system emergency form. 
During an extreme emergency, students will be released at designated reunion locations on school campuses or 
at alternate evacuation sites. These will be identified with signs or posters. 
 
Parents should become familiar with the School Emergency Disaster Plan and be patient and understanding with 
the student release process. Please instruct your student to remain with school personnel until you or a designee 
arrives. 
 
The emergency actions your school may take are dependent on the emergency situation. Please realize that we 
will do everything within our power to keep your student safe. Please discuss these matters with your immediate 
family. Planning ahead will help alleviate concern during emergencies. 
 
For more information on how your family can be better prepared for emergencies at home, please visit the County 
of Los Angeles Public Health Department’s website at http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/eprp/. For questions 
regarding this information, please contact the Huntington Middle School office at, 626-299-7060.