Fire and Evacuation Plan
1. Emergency tone and strobes will activate.
2. Each Teacher must carry an attendance book or another method to account for every student. Classroom lights are to be turned off and the doors must be closed behind the last student.
3. Each teacher is responsible for leading and confirming that all students in their care are present, and accounted for at their assigned post outside.
4. Teachers and students are to follow evacuation routes posted in their classrooms. If the primary route is obstructed, be sure to know your alternate route.
5. Upon arriving outside at the meeting post, make sure students are quiet, attentive, and calm.
*Make sure that the street, driveways, and areas close to the building are clear for emergency personnel.
6. Administration must verify all students are present and accounted for. At that time, if someone is missing, Mark Aurich or Emergency Personnel will re-enter the building to locate missing persons.
7. Remain with your class until instructed that the building is all clear and is safe to return to class.
Disaster Plan – Tornado | Sever Weather
1. All occupants must report to their assigned disaster point.
2. Teachers will be notified by the administration of pending danger, and asked to move their students to a safe point.
3. The disaster alert procedure requires that all occupants (students, teachers, and administration) move to an interior room that is away from all windows and exterior walls.
4. Students will be asked to remain quiet and attentive for further safety instruction.
5. Administration will aide teachers at their assigned post.
Assigned class posts are as follows:
- Classrooms 1 and 5 – Shelter in Room 5
- Classrooms 2 and 3 – Shelter in the Lunch room
- Classrooms 4 and computer – Shelter in the Food court (overflow room)
- Administration – Shelter in room 5
6. Teachers must account for all students in their care. When they have reached their shelter location. (Remain with your students)
7. Administration will notify teachers when it is safe and clear to return to their classrooms.
Lock Down or Shelter in Place
1. Administration will notify teachers of the Emergency.
2. Teachers are to bring all students into the classrooms, close the doors, and be sure they are secure! Do not allow students to leave under any circumstances.
3. Keep students quiet and away from interior walls.
4. Turn off all lights.
5. Absolutely NO TALKING
6. All students and teachers will remain in their classrooms until further notice from the Administration or Emergency/Law Enforcement Officials.
7. Teachers turn on your cell phones but leave your phone line clear for further instructive calls from Administration.
8. In case of injury to student or personnel, teachers are to call 911 for proper Emergency Response.
9. Teachers are asked not to talk to the media until they have been cleared to do so by the Administration.
Emergency Medical Crisis | Classroom Emergency
1. In the case of a classroom emergency, call out for Administration assistance.
2. Administration will call for emergency assistance, as well as contact 911 if necessary.
3. Administration will contact the Parent or Guardian to inform them of the situation.
4. If there is a need for a person to be transported to a hospital, a school representative will be appointed to accompany the student or employee until the situation is secure and the individual is out of danger. Appropriate emergency information will be sent with the school representative.
5. Teacher and administration will document the emergency as soon as possible.
1. Stay in Place until further notice. Disregard all bells except for disaster or fire bells.
2. Keep students seated in their desks and have them remain calm.
3. Do not use any open flames for lighting.
4. Administration will contact Center Point Energy and keep staff informed of progress.
5. Center Point Emergency Contact number – (713) 207-2222
Bomb Threat Evacuation
1. Do not hang up on Phoned-in-Bomb threats (Try to keep the caller talking and on the phone)
2. Notify Kim Taylor or Beth Goble immediately.
3. Have another staff or faculty member contact 911 to advise them of the situation.
4. Have the most available administrator pull the fire alarm to evacuate the building until advised that all is clear. This will come from administration only.
5. Administration will need to have the person taking the call available for police interview.
6. All activities will need to be documented.
7. Compile a list of any students absent when an evacuation occurs.
8. Administration will notify parents, school board, and address each student as soon as possible.
Written Bomb Threat
Any bomb threat received in a letter or note should be handled carefully at the corners. This will help preserve evidence such as fingerprints. Handle as little as possible. Administration will contact 911 immediately.
Memorial Hall School (713) 688-5566
Houston Police Department (713) 222-3131
Substation (713) 744-0900
Harris County Sheriff (713) 221-6000
Harris County Constable (281) 463-6666
Immediate Emergency Contact 911
Closing of School
Weather Delay – The school will open at a delayed time.
Notification will come through the following local News Stations:
Radio – KTRH – AM 740
Television – ABC Channel 13 KTRK
E-Mail – Advisory will be sent by Kim Smith
Weather Closing – The school will close for the day or until the weather conditions improve.
Notification will come through Local News (same as above) these postings will be by 5:45 AM and an E-Mail will follow immediately. The timing of actual posting by local media is beyond control of Memorial Hall School.
Early Dismissal – The school will be dismissed early.
Notification will be by E-Mail or a direct phone conversation. Parents and Guardians will be asked to pick up their student as soon as safely possible. Administration will remain on campus until the last student has been picked up.
Memorial Hall is a closed campus. All visitors must sign in at the front desk. Anyone found on campus without permission will be asked to leave.