When there is inclement weather or an emergency situation, school schedule changes will be announced in several places:
- At FlashAlert.org (this is the system that notifies local TV and radio media about schedule changes). Sign up beforehand for email alerts.
- Our district homepage.
- Our district Facebook page.
Our families and staff will also receive an autodial phone message.
Please familiarize yourself with our Emergency Ice and Snow Bulletin in case buses need to operate on snow routes.
Are You Prepared?
In a major disaster, it might be several days before vital services are restored! The Tukwila area is exposed to a wide variety of hazards, both natural and man-made. Earthquakes, fires, severe storms, power outages, and acts of terrorism are just some of the potential emergencies that we may encounter.
Take a few minutes to read through the following information to find out how you can prepare yourself and your family for an emergency. Keep asking yourself, “How would you survive for 72 hours? Are you prepared?
The American Red Cross has a hotline for those in need of shelter during power outages. Contact ARC at 206-205-3764.
Disaster preparedness is an important topic for families to discuss, but it may be overwhelming. Here are four basic steps for a successful disaster preparedness plan:
1. Find out what disasters could happen to you in your local region.
2. Create a Disaster Plan:
- Find out the best things to do in each disaster situation that might occur here. Teach your family what to do and go over it often. Include plans on what to do for the elderly, disabled and pets.
- Make a list of emergency contacts and places to gather in case of separation. Post one by the phone and give a copy of each family member. Pick an out-of-town friend or relative to be the family contact person.
- Pick two places to gather, one right outside your home in case of fire, and one outside your neighborhood in case family members cannot get home.
- Create a disaster supplies kit that will be ready to grab in case of evacuation, and start storing food and water for in home use during a disaster.
3. Put Your Plan Into Action:
- Go over your home and check for possible hazards and determine what you can do to make your home safer.
- Make sure there is a smoke detector on every level of your home.
- Teach your family how to use a fire extinguisher and put it where everyone can find it.
- Plan evacuation routes for your home.
- Take a first aid and CPR class.
4. Practice and Maintain Your Plan:
- Review your plan every six months and update as needed.
- Conduct fire and emergency evacuation drills, periodically.
- Test and refill your fire extinguishers according to instructions by manufacturer. Test your smoke detectors monthly.
- Replace stored water and food every six months
If you would like to learn more about disaster preparedness, please checkout these resources: