Severe Weather Information

Purcell Schools Severe Weather Information/Emergency Plan

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Severe Weather Information/Emergency Conditions

Dear Parents,

Spring in Oklahoma always brings the possibility of severe weather to our area. To be better prepared for such an occasion, We would like to pass along some procedures that will help us work together to keep our students safe.

Weather Lockdown Procedures

  • All dismissals will be suspended when weather conditions deteriorate to a dangerous level. This means that when a severe weather WARNING is issued for our location and dangerous conditions are present, then administration will order a lockdown. All occupants of the building will move immediately to a designated protected area.

  • When the school is in Lockdown, no person may enter or exit the building until conditions are deemed safe by administration. If you are inside the building when a lockdown occurs, you may or may not be in the same protected area as students.

  • During lockdown, students will not be summoned for dismissal or transferred from their designated protected area to another area of the building.

  • Once danger has passed, lockdown procedures will be lifted and students will return to their classrooms. Dismissals will resume according to the normal procedures.

  • Campus administration or designee will communicate via Infinite Campus/School Messenger that a lockdown is in effect in your child’s school. When the lockdown has been lifted, a second message will be sent. Communications will be issued in the timeliest manner possible.

  • If you choose to check your student out during inclement weather, please give yourself plenty of time to do so. Continually monitor weather conditions for your safety and the safety of your student.

  • Students will only be released to persons identified in Infinite Campus as your designee and they must have picture identification. Please keep your information accurate and up to date to help streamline this process. Discuss these matters with your student.

Emergency Conditions

  • Should an emergency situation arise within our area while school is in session, it is important that you know that Purcell Public Schools and its individual campuses have made preparations to deal with these incidents.

  • During such an event, your child will be cared for at his/her campus. Your cooperation is essential in an emergency. Know that we will do everything possible to keep your student safe. An important part of our plan is to keep traffic lanes clear of vehicles in the event emergency responders are needed on campus. It is also important for us to keep our phone lines clear. We will communicate with you through all available channels (Infinite Campus, District Website, Autocall/Text, Bloomz, and/or local media outlets).

Thank you in advance for your cooperation in working with us to have a safe, organized response to an emergency situation.

  • Purcell Public Schools Administration

Please refer to the statement below as a preview of what communication you can expect as a parent/guardian in case of a lockdown situation due to a severe weather warning being issued.
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