• INCLEMENT WEATHER PROCEDURES

    At times situations occur that force the school division to alter the regular schedule of schools.  In the event of inclement weather or other emergency situations, check the Richmond Public School’s website and stay tuned to local television and radio for instructions regarding the status of school. 

    A decision will be made by 5:30 a.m. Please listen to radio and television announcements for details.

     

    SCHOOL CRISIS CODES

    Code Red = Crisis Condition, Return Students to Class and Secure

    Code Red Check = Bomb Threat Procedures

    Code Orange = Report to Shelter in Place

    Code Yellow = School Crisis Team Assemble at Designated Location

    Code Green = Return to Normal Operations

    Code Blue = Exit School due to Emergency: Take Fire Exit Route 

     

    FIRE DRILL AND EMERGENCY EVACUATIONS 

    • According to state law, the school is required to have at least one (1) fire drill per week for the first month of school and at least one (I) per month for the remainder of the school year.

     

    • As the fire drill signal sounds, students should take their personal possessions with them to the assigned area. Students will remain outside the building until they are given verbal instructions to return to the classroom by their teacher. Students should stand quietly and listen for any instruction from their teachers.

     

    • Please refer to the Crisis Information chart for specific guidelines pertaining to emergency situations. 

     

    No students are to remain inside the building during a fire drill or evacuation!! 

     

    OTHER EMERGENCY DRILLS

    Lockdown Drills 

    In every public school there shall be at least two lock-down drills every school year in order that students may be thoroughly practiced in such drills.  One lock-down drill shall be completed in September of each school year and one lock-down drill shall be completed in January of each school year. 

     

    State Code 22.1-137.3 

    PROCESS: 

    Code Red       

            Students in hallway/lounge pulled into nearest room

            Doors closed and locked

            Remain in place until all clear (code green)

     

     

    Tornado Drills 

    In every public school there shall be at least one tornado drill every school year in order that students may be thoroughly practiced in such drills. 

    State Code 22.1-137.1 

    PROCESS: 

    Code Orange—Shelter in Place 

            Students brought to basement quickly and safely

            Teachers remain with students in their class

            Remain in place until all clear (code green)