Emergency Response and Evacuation Procedures
Students are given a copy of the safety and evacuation worksheet during orientation. The worksheet lists what to do in the case of an emergency and all emergency contact numbers.
Innovations Design Academy will (without delay and accounting for safety of the community) determine the content of the notification and initiate the notification system, unless issuing a notification will, in the professional judgment of responsible authorities, compromise efforts to assist a victim or to contain, respond to , or otherwise mitigate the emergency. Should a significant emergency or dangerous situation arise that may impact the health and/or safety of students and /or employees they are advised to do the following:
-Exit the building in the case of a fire, follow emergency evacuation signs for exit locations.
-Seek shelter in the event of a tornado, in an interior room and/or hallway on the lowest level and stay away from windows and assume tornado protection position.
-For all other situations, follow staff directions.
If a situation arises before students arrive to school, staff will attempt to notify students by telephone and/or email to advise them accordingly. Signs will be placed at the front and back entrance if classes are cancelled.
Tests of the emergency response and evacuation procedures will be conducted annually; such tests may or may not be announced.