Lightning Detector

  • Kevin

    June 13, 2024 at 9:45 am

    Good morning Shahna! Here is one example of lightning threat procedures:

    Lightning Threat Dismissal

    Pre-K–5th Grade: In the case of lightning, the School Resource Office (SRO), if needed, will make a decision regarding the need for an indoor dismissal at least 10 minutes prior to dismissal times (2:30pm and 3:00pm). In general, when the Lightning Alert horn is sounded, there is lightning within a 6-mile radius and all outdoor activity should cease. At dismissal time, the SRO will determine when it is safe for students to exit the building. 3rd-5th grade students will be held inside until the all-clear is given or when parents walk inside to sign them out at their own risk. Pre-K through 2nd grade will be dismissed under the overhang on the west side. If an indoor dismissal is needed, teachers will be informed via an “all-call” at that time. These classes will be directed to the sanctuary hallway for dismissal. Signs with each grade level will be placed on the floor along the walls indicating where each elementary class will sit. A supervising teacher radios which cars have arrived for pick-up.

    Elementary Teachers are to assist in maintaining a quiet (no student talking) atmosphere, and instruct students to be listening attentively for their name. They are to also instruct students to be prepared to move quickly and quietly the moment their name is called. Inasmuch as a lightning dismissal requires significant additional time to accomplish, teachers are asked to be active in monitoring their students. The cooperation of all is necessary to accomplish a safe dismissal with minimal delay.

    Administrative Assistants will assist in keeping the parents out of the sanctuary hallway while helping to maintain a quiet atmosphere.

    ACE, intramurals, fine arts, and clubs will dismiss as normal, and their direct overseers will determine if/ when activities can take place outside.

    All others who have PM dismissal assignments will function as they normally do.

    Teacher Assistants are to assist with maintaining a quiet order among all grades.

    6th –12th Grade will wait in their classrooms for dismissal.

    The SRO will notify the “all clear” via radio when the lightning threat has ceased.

    • Shahna

      June 13, 2024 at 9:53 am

      Thank you, Kevin! 🙌🏼

  • Kevin

    June 13, 2024 at 10:41 am

    My pleasure! I’ll work on providing you with a few vendors for the detectors.

    • Shahna

      June 13, 2024 at 10:43 am

      Perfect! Thank you.

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