In order for our emergency response plans to be effective, we must depend on the cooperation and assistance of many people, such as local police and fire departments. We also depend upon the parents of our students to support our efforts. Your cooperation is vital to helping us protect the safety and welfare of all children and school employees. Therefore, we ask parents to observe the following procedures during a crisis situation:
- Visit the district and/or school websites.
- Tune in to local TV and radio stations. Tune your radio to KMOX 1120 or KTRS 550, or stay tuned to TV channels KTVI Ch. 2, KMOV Ch. 4, KSDK Ch. 5 and KPLR Ch. 11 for emergency announcements and status reports. The announcements will also include instructions on where, when and how you should pick up your child.
- Check your phone for a voice/text message from the AlertNow notification system.
- Talk to your children. Emphasize how important it is for them to follow instructions from their teachers and school officials during an emergency.
Carefully read all information you receive from the school, as you may receive updates about Rockwood safety precautions from time to time.
- Do not telephone the school. We understand and respect your concern, but it is essential that the telephone system be available for emergency communications.
- Do not come to the school or evacuation location until you are instructed to do so. It may be necessary to keep the streets and parking lot clear for emergency vehicles. If an evacuation is required, students may be transported to a location away from the school. You will be notified of this through a variety of emergency message methods