Emergencies at Mission San Jose Elementary
In the event of a disaster, please follow this process for checking out students:
Do not call the school
- Go to MSJE ASAP. If this is not possible, contact one of the individuals you have preauthorized (on the Disaster Release Form) to pick up your student. Students will only be released to authorized individuals.
- Once you arrive at school, park on the street without blocking entrances for emergency vehicles. Remain calm. Enter only through the gate on Bryant.
- You will not be allowed to enter from the parking lot so do not drive into the parking lot. Emergency vehicles will need this access free.
- Students will be evacuated to the blacktop area on the intermediate playground.
- If we must evacuate the school grounds, a note will be left on the gate that we have moved away from the danger and to the clearing at the end of Becado St.
- All staff members and volunteers can be identified by bright orange hats.
- Parents/caregivers should go to their student's teacher at the school playground.
- Once you locate the teacher, the parent/caregiver will need to identify him/herself and provide identification such as a driver's license. Staff members will check the Disaster Release Form to make sure the individual is authorized before releasing the student. A numbering system (teachers know it) will be used to match you with your child to ensure that someone unauthorized does not claim your child.
- Parents/caregiver must sign the Disaster Release Form and the student and adult will be checked again at the Bryant gate to ensure that the numbers for adult and child match.
- Staff members will remain with your children. Your child will not be left alone. We have food, water, and other supplies for three days.
- Parent cooperation with our release process is essential for student safety.
PROCEDURES TO FOLLOW
WHEN DEALING WITH DANGEROUS INCIDENTS
When dangerous incidents occur, such as an attempted stranger abduction, suspected drug or gang activity, indecent exposure, suspicious strangers on or near campus, or in the neighborhood, FUSD has the following procedures in place:
a. The student reports incident immediately to staff member or parent.
b. The staff member or parent immediately reports incident to the principal, or designee in her absence.
c. Principal investigates to determine what happened and reports incident to Fremont Police Department and Assistant Superintendent of Instruction.
d. The Assistant Superintendent determines the validity of incident and notifies all school of the appropriate action to take.
e. Staff and students are notified immediately by the principal (if appropriate for young children) and a note goes home to parents that day.
f. If situation warrants, students would be held on campus for parent pick-up (police action in the neighborhood).
g. Each school office retains a copy of all parent notifications of this type generated by the school and by the Education Center.