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Severe Weather Alert

Severe Weather Alert

By: Mark Kasmer

Back in late October of 2010, our district experienced the unintended consequences of the "new" county-wide emergency alert system. As a result of a tornado warning issued in the very south-east part of Kent County, the emergency alert sirens were activated.

When the sirens activate, we 'take shelter'. Meaning, the staff/students move quickly to their designated shelter area. They follow special ed and practiced procedures as outlined within our Safety Response Guide. Additionally, the district administrative personnel monitor the information shared through the Emergency Communication System: a  designated radio frequency transmitted into every school/government building. When the warning is lifted, the 'all clear' signal is issued and students return to class and the daily schedule of activities.