EMERGENCY RESPONSE OVERVIEW
» A comprehensive emergency response plan is in place and is reviewed and practiced on a regular basis.
» All SWMetro locations have a building-specific emergency response
plans and an emergency response team in place to respond.
» Emergency protocols have been developed in collaboration with area law enforcement and emergency response agencies.
» Emergency protocols are aligned with county, state and federal emergency plans.
» Emergency response drills are conducted at all locations throughout the course of the year to test our procedures and to fully assess our readiness.
» All locations are prepared to engage in the appropriate emergency response. Specific emergency protocols are confidential to protect the security of our plans.
» Specific emergency protocols are confidential to protect the security of our plans.
» We have specific plans for the reunification of parents and their children in the event of a major emergency.
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Creating Safe and Secure Environments
Providing safe and secure environments for our students to learn is the top priority of SouthWest Metro Intermediate District 288. We've taken measures to ensure our staff and students are prepared in the event a crisis situation occurs in or near one of our buildings.
Our staff is committed to preventing crisis situations by working closely to build relationships with students, creating a climate of respect and acceptance, and taking swift and fair discipline action when necessary.
SouthWest Metro may need to send messages to students, parents, and staff in the event of a weather event or an emergency. One way you can receive notifications is through the School Messenger system. Ensure your contact information is current by logging into ParentVUE or StudentVUE or by contacting your school’s administrative assistant.
Log in to schoolmessenger.com/start to create or sign in to your account. You must use the email address on file with the school.
TO RECEIVE TEXT MESSAGE NOTIFICATIONS
Once your contact information is confirmed, you can opt-in to receive text messages. To receive text message notifications of any kind, you must text “Yes” to 68453.
Information regarding weather-related closures, late starts, and early releases will also be posted on the website and SWMetro social media channels.