Emergency Information

Emergency Closing
The Superintendent of Schools is authorized to close schools for emergencies. In the event of a school closing or a delayed start, the Superintendent of Schools or the Superintendent's designee will authorize a media statement, deliver Blackboard Connect phone messages to the parent and staff communities, and post the information on the District's web site. If the announcement of the closing is not received by a parent, children will be able to enter the building and remain until arrangements to return home are made by school personnel. Emergency closing of school during the regular school day shall be at the Superintendent's discretion. Parents will be notified through channels available to the Superintendent.

Delayed Start
In order to avoid closing school, in all but the most severe weather conditions, a "delayed start" will be utilized. Sunset Ridge classes will be begin at 9:50 a.m. and Middlefork classes will begin at 10:00 a.m.

Fire/Disaster/Lockdown Drill
Middlefork conducts fire/disaster/lockdown drills regularly to acquaint students with the knowledge of the nearest exits, instructions for evacuation, and assigned safe places in the building to take cover pending emergency situations. An information guide entitled Sunset Ridge School District Emergency Procedure and Crisis Response Manual is available for inspection in the District office.

Emergency Form
The Emergency Form, required by the school, serves as a source of information in case parents or guardians cannot be reached. School personnel, friends, or neighbors cannot authorize treatment of a child except in an emergency where consent is not reasonably feasible under the circumstance, and failure to respond immediately would adversely affect the condition of the minor's health. Parents should make sure that a current emergency card is on file with the school nurse each new school year and immediately notify the school office of any changes that should occur.
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