In the event of an emergency
anywhere in the North Kitsap School District, you can obtain accurate
information from these sources:
To receive other emergency planning or emergency preparedness information:
- The Department of Homeland Secuity website, ready.gov, has a wealth of information about emergency planning.
Kitsap County’s Department of Emergency Management website, http://www.kitsapdem.org also contains important planning information.
Family Emergency Plans - Emergency
situations occasionally arise which may require school schedule delays,
closures, or changes in transportation. Each family should have a plan
covering actions to take in emergency situations (i.e., inclement
weather, natural disasters, fire, etc.). Parents should assure that
current emergency information such as phone numbers, emergency contact
person(s), is on file at their child's school. Parents and children
should be prepared in advance for certain situations including: what to
do if a bus does not arrive due to road conditions, accidents or
breakdowns; who to call or where to go for help; interim care for your
child during unforeseen school closures and early release. Be aware that
under certain emergency conditions, it may be necessary to send
students home early.
For the most current information on
delays or closures, call the North Kitsap recorded message line at
779-3971. Radio/TV stations listed below will also be announcing
schedule changes by district name after 6:00 a.m. Announcements are for
one day only. Schools will be operating on normal schedules if no
announcement is made. However, parents should use their own discretion
in determining whether to send their child(ren) to school if they feel
conditions in their particular area are not safe.
Please help us keep the regular phone
lines open for emergencies and avoid calling the school or
transportation office for routine information. Do not send students to
bus stops or school until you verify school is in session.
When it is necessary to close schools
or operate on a modified schedule, the message line, radio and
television stations listed below will regularly announce the emergency
information using the following standard phrases to describe the
schedule for that day:
Schools closed - All
schools will be closed for one day only. All meetings, field trips,
after school activities will be canceled for the day unless otherwise
Limited bus service - When transportation limitations are in effect, for safety reasons there will be no bus or van service in certain areas.
Buses operating on limited transportation routes -
In the event of snow or other emergency conditions, transportation
routes will be consolidated for safety purposes. Please be aware of
extreme road conditions in your specific area and be prepared with
alternate plans for transportation.
County road restrictions - County
roads may be closed by order of the County Engineer. In this case,
announcements will be made after notification by county officials.
Late start - Bus
schedules and schools will begin two hours late. Students will be
dismissed at the regular time unless there is a specific announcement
regarding early dismissal. Listen for specific information regarding
morning and afternoon kindergarten/preschool sessions and other special
programs. No breakfast will be served on a two-hour delay schedule.
No out of district transportation - There will be no transportation to any programs outside our district for any students.
No kindergarten - There will be no morning or afternoon kindergarten.
No morning or afternoon preschool, kindergarten, and Headstart -
There may be occasions when either morning or afternoon sessions will
be canceled even though other programs/classes are held.
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