The following student emergency release procedure is designed to ensure that parents/guardians know where to go to pick up their children in the event of a school-wide emergency or an event that causes students to be released at an unplanned time.Daves Avenue School has enough emergency supplies to last for 24 hours (food, water, first aid) on its own. It should also be noted that phones may not be answered in the event of an emergency. Please tune in to the local radio stations on the next page for updated information.
The additional benefits of the release program are to lessen the confusion/panic of an unplanned event and to ensure that students are released only to those people who are written on the emergency card.
Each grade level at Daves Avenue School has a color of its own. Students and teachers are trained to assemble by their grade level colors after the initial emergency evacuations. No students will be released until after they move to their grade level areas. Your student will only be released to the parent/guardian or someone designated by the parent/guardian on the emergency card. Note: During an emergency situation, we will be unable to attempt to contact parents/guardians. This means that the first person who arrives at the school and is listed on the emergency card will be able to sign out and leave with your student. We make a note of who signs a student out and their destination so that a parent/guardian will know how to locate their child.
The grade level flag colors are:
Kindergarten is BLUE
1st grade is RED
2nd grade is GREEN
3rd grade is YELLOW
4th grade is ORANGE
5th grade is PURPLE
1) Prior to arriving:
A. Bring I.D. (driver's license or passport). This is critically important to ensure that the students are released only to authorized people.
B. Know whom you are picking up. Remember that once the child is released to an authorized adult, that adult is now responsible for that child!
2) Arriving at school:
A. Park in a safe location. Do not block driveways, gates, or parking lot drive-through.
B. Walk on to the campus. The school will already be following its emergency procedures. Calmly follow the directions of the staff.
C. You will be directed to your child's grade level area for checkout. Wait for your turn, then identify yourself and whom you are picking up. Present your identification to the staff member who is helping you. Remember you must be listed on the emergency card. NO EXCEPTIONS! Parents who have more than one child to check out will have to proceed to each grade level release area.
D.*This procedure will take time! Do not be in a hurry or panic. The protocol is set up to make sure each child is released to an authorized adult, to account for each child, and to make the atmosphere as calm and non-stressful as possible for both the students (who are waiting) and the parents/guardians (who are checking them out).
E. After signing out the children, we ask that you leave the campus immediately.
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|Sheriff's Department – Santa Clara County||299-3233|
|Fire Department – Los Gatos||299-3144|
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|Los Gatos Union School District Office||335-2000|
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|Daves Avenue School||335-2200|
|R.J. Fisher School||335-2300|
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|American Red Cross||577-1000|
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