|May 17, 2013 |
The Wyoming Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction has been asked to write a report on the status of all schools in the state. As part of this report they are collecting input from educators, parents and the community. You thoughts and feedback are essential to this process and could be extremely helpful to the development of future educational policy. Please take a few minutes to respond.
Below are links to the three different surveys: Educator, Parent, and Community Member. Please fill out the survey(s) most applicable to you.
Emergency and Inclement Weather Procedures
Emergency and Inclement Weather ~
LCSD1’s rapid-notification system, ParentLink, is used as a communications tool to parents to quickly send phone and e-mail messages. This system will be used in case of emergency and inclement weather situations. For example, ParentLink will notify parents of late starts, early releases and emergency closures due to weather or a crisis situation. School is canceled only during unusual circumstances such as extreme weather, facilities or equipment failure, an environmental hazard or a public crisis that causes a significant safety risk.
Do not call the school! LCSD1’s ParentLink system, along with all local radio and TV stations will provide the most current information to parents and the community on weather or emergency situations. It is imperative that all district lines are open for vital communications.
Emergency Closure Forms are included as part of your student’s electronic sign-up process. Changes to the information should be submitted promptly to your child(ren)’s school office(s). Up-to-date information is vital in the event of an emergency closure. Please discuss with your child(ren) the process to follow in case of early dismissal.
Late Start: Two-Hour Delay Opening ~
If weather conditions prevent making a decision regarding school closure by 5:30 a.m., a two-hour delay may be initiated to allow time for a final determination.
Two-hour delays are effective for all schools and all students. If school will not be held after the two-hour delay, an announcement will be sent through LCSD1’s ParentLink system and the media.
Emergency Closing/Early Release ~
Whenever possible, school closure announcements will be made the evening before via ParentLink and on all 10 p.m. TV and radio broadcasts. If it is not possible, an announcement will be made by 5:30 a.m.
If school is closed during the day due to a snowstorm, it is determined that all students have satisfactory transportation. Parent instructions from each student’s emergency closure form are followed.
LCSD1 does not bus outside the described boundary during bad weather, even when school is in session. Rural buses do not run. Parents living outside of the boundary areas who decide to take their children to school during these conditions, will be responsible for picking up their children in the afternoon, regardless of the weather conditions.
Crisis Management Procedures ~
A detailed emergency preparedness plan is available in the school office.
All schools are prepared for a variety of emergency situations including violence, weather, medical or transportation related.
Lockdown—In the event total security within a building is necessary, all classroom and exterior doors are locked with no entry or exit from the building until the crisis is over.
Evacuation—In the event the school must be evacuated, all students and staff will be transported by buses to an emergency relocation site. Once everyone is accounted for, students will be released to a parent or guardian.
Locked Doors—The school staff have been instructed to keep the perimeter doors locked at all times for the safety of the students and staff of the school. All visitors must check in and obtain a visitor pass at the main office.
Emergency Information—Parents are encouraged to listen to local radio stations and check the district website (www.laramie1.org) for additional information in the event of an emergency. Parents may also receive an emergency notification from ParentLink. Calling the school will hamper the efforts of emergency responders to handle the emergency.