MISSION SAN JOSE HIGH SCHOOL IS DEDICATED TO MAINTAINING A SAFE AND PREPARED CAMPUS IN THE EVENT ANY EMERGENCY SHOULD HAPPEN. OUR PARENT GROUP, MISSION POSSIBLE, HAS FUNDED, SUPPLIED, AND ORGANIZED EMERGENCY STORAGE CONTAINERS, IMPROVED LIGHTING ACROSS THE CAMPUS, AND PROVIDED EMERGENCY BACKPACKS AND TOILETS FOR EVERY CLASSROOM. STAFF IS KEPT UP TO DATE ON BEST PRACTICES FOR AN EMERGENCY, SUCH AS THE “RUN, HIDE, FIGHT” STRATEGY. OPPORTUNITIES FOR CPR/AED TRAINING ARE OFFERED AND EARTHQUAKE, LOCKDOWN, AND FIRE DRILLS ARE CONDUCTED EACH SEMESTER.
Each classroom is supplied with a red emergency backpack containing among other items a first aid kit, flashlight, batteries, and water. Each classroom also has an emergency toilet. The backpacks are inventoried every spring and new items replace old, expired ones. This summer parents provided the school with new burn gel, insect repellent, and for the first time, glucose tabs for the backpacks. This year the district provided us with two pallets of water that will last for the next 5 years. We have enough water on hand to keep all 2,100+ students hydrated if an emergency kept us here multiple days.
Each high school in FUSD is required to hold four drills per school year, two of which are evacuation drills. Each October MSJ participates in the Great California Shakeout. We also hold a mandated lockdown drill in coordination with the Fremont Police Department.
WHAT SHOULD I DO DURING AN EMERGENCY?
Communication updates regarding emergencies will be posted to the emergency link on the FUSD website.
A lockdown requires students and staff to remain locked in their classrooms and offices. An emergency necessitating this procedure might include: a hazardous materials spill, an on-going police action in the neighborhood, or a dangerous intruder on campus.
DO: Check the district website for updates: Check www.fremont.k12.ca.us for updates under Emergency Information
DO NOT: Come near the campus. This will put you, staff, students and emergency personnel at risk.
DO NOT: Call the school for information. Phone lines are needed by staff and emergency personnel.
DO NOT: Call or text your student. This creates classroom noise and may spread misinformation.
DO NOT: Call Fremont Police Department. Phone lines must be kept open for vital communications.
There are supplies, including food and water, first aid, search and rescue equipment, blankets, etc. if the earthquake is strong enough to hold students and staff for a prolonged period of time. Student release procedures will depend upon the strength of the earthquake. Please follow release instructions below.
After a severe emergency, an individual student release may be required. To ensure that ALL students are accounted for during a student release, please follow these instructions:
- Check www.fremont.k12.ca.us for updates under Emergency Information
- Proceed to campus only after a release has been announced
- Students will only be released to ADULTS listed on their emergency cards
- These adults must show identification when they arrive for pick-up
- Please consider travel distance and decision-making responsibilities when listing people on emergency cards
- Whenever any contact information changes, please notify your students attendance clerk immediately
- Students will not be released to pick up younger siblings at other school sites as those students may also be held at their respective schools
- Please follow emergency personnel and site staff instructions upon arrival to the campus
- If the district website is inaccessible, parents/guardians should go to Ohlone College Parking Lot H to receive information. Turn left on Pine Street from southbound Mission Blvd. and enter the parking lot on the left. View map