School Preparedness: Fairfax Prepares Day 4

Posted 10:14 a.m.

The number 4Yesterday, we suggested a way to prepare infants and young children for disasters. Today, let’s talk about the next level of our youth as it is the first day of classes for Fairfax County Public Schools and many private schools are underway, too.

Student stepping off a school busIf you have a student in the county school system, then each school has its own set of emergency plans. If there’s an incident, some schools may choose different response methods such as shelter in place or evacuation. It all depends on the situation. Parents are strongly encouraged to be familiar and comply with emergency response plans for schools. General emergency messages and early and late school openings and closings can be found on the school system public web home page and on cable Channel 21 and emergency messages are sent by e-mail to subscribers of FCPS Keep In Touch

Exclamation point iconTHE ASK: Within one week, review the FCPS emergency preparedness webpage and related resources so you’re familiar with emergency response plans; contact your principal for further details. If you have children at a private school, become familiar with the same type of information presented on the FCPS webpage link above.

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About Fairfax County Emergency Information

Official emergency information about preparedness, response and recovery from Fairfax County Government.