Back to school emergancy plan
No one ever likes to think that an emergency could happen to them, but the reality is that disaster can strike anytime, anywhere, including while your child is at school. Even if you never need a family emergency plan, it’s best to be prepared with one just in case. Having a solid plan in place will give you everyday peace of mind, and, in the event of an emergency, could save lives.
Be sure to go over with your child who is on your list of people that can be contacted to pick them up from school in case of an emergency. They should know this person, how to contact them by phone and what their vehicle looks like when they arrive to pick them up.
Make sure your child's school is kept up to date on who you allow to pick up your child. They'll need correct contact information and sometimes a form of identification for their records so they can give out any materials needed to indicate the designated pick up area.
In the event someone cannot be reached by phone, make sure you set up a designated meet point with your child if alternative transportation has to be set up. They should know where to meet you, their current address and phone number so that they can accurately tell authorities how to get them safely home and to contact you.