Student safety is one of our primary concerns here at Jeremy Ranch Elementary School. We have been fortunate to work with the Park City Fire Service District in organizing our emergency preparedness plan, and regularly practice the procedures for all types of emergency situations, including fires, earthquakes, toxic spills, and school violence. Additionally, we will hold a reunification drill in the spring, which provides an opportunity to practice how we would quickly and safely reunite students with their families in the event of an emergency.
Our school’s safety committee meets with the Park City Fire Department and the Summit County Sheriff’s Department regularly. During the past several years, they have helped to educate our staff in emergency readiness through their Incident Management System, which forms the base of our emergency action plan. This plan pre-designates the responsibilities and duties of those persons holding key positions within the command structure. The system has helped to reduce confusion by knowing who is in charge, provides guidance through large and small scale emergencies, and provides opportunities to work with community law enforcement and other public agencies.
Parents are important partners in our emergency planning. It is critical that we have up to date contact information for all families in case of an emergency or illness. Please be sure that you have filled out all information on the TLC cards and listed an emergency contact person in case we can’t reach you. If you move or change your phone number, be sure to let us know so that your child’s card can be updated. When you are visiting our school, please sign in and out at the front desk and obtain a visitor’s badge. These precautions help us to monitor who is in our building, as well as ensure your own safety in the event of an emergency. Please note the emergency procedure information and evacuation maps that are posted in each classroom.
In the event of a serious emergency requiring the transport of students to a safer environment, we have two alternative sites. Our first evacuation site is the LDS church building located behind the school. If this location was deemed unsafe, our students would be transported to the Eccles Center next to Park City High School. If such an event were to occur, information would be announced by Park City TV (Cable Channel 17 or Channel 8 UHF) at 649-0045, or KPCW Park City Radio at FM 91.9 at 649-9004. Tune in to these sources for information about snow days as well. Additionally, we are working with our PTO to compile a Jeremy Ranch Elementary School phone tree.
Your child’s safety is something that we take very seriously at Jeremy Ranch Elementary School. If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions about our emergency planning procedures, please don’t hesitate to call us at 645-5670.
As we update our emergency preparedness plan for the new school year, it’s time once again to create TLC Packs for each of our students. Should an emergency ever arise which requires students to remain at school for an extended period of time, we want to be as prepared as possible.
The TLC Packs are intended to comfort and provide a healthy snack for our children while they wait to be picked up after an emergency, or until food and shelter are available. TLC packs are kept in the emergency supply storage in each classroom, and are sent home at the end of each school year. Since we never know when an emergency may arise, we greatly appreciate your promptness in sending your child’s TLC pack to school.
Please send the following items to your child’s teacher by September 10, 2004:
- A gallon sized Ziplock bag with your child’s name written in permanent marker.
- Place in the bag the following items:
- A healthy, non-perishable snack such as granola bars, beef jerky, cheese and crackers, etc.
- A bottle of water or a box of juice.
Many families also choose to include a letter to their child, as well as small comfort items such as handwarmers, a family picture, or favorite book.
Additionally, we ask that you complete an emergency information card and return it to your child’s teacher with the TLC pack. It is very important that we have accurate phone numbers so that we can quickly reach you in case of an emergency.
Student safety is one of our primary concerns at Jeremy Ranch, and we sincerely appreciate your help in preparing for any emergencies which may arise. Please call us at 435-645-5670 if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions about emergency preparedness.