Evacuation & Emergency Norms
How Do We Evacuate HJSH in An Emergency?
How To Remain Safe in An Emergency
HJSH is committed to the safety and well being of every student and staff member on campus. Regular emergency drills are conducted throughout the school year to practice and ensure that everyone in the school is able to react to appropriately in a variety of potential emergencies.
Each month, HJSH will conduct a fire/evacuation drill to help students and staff practice emergency exiting of the building, to account for the whereabouts of all individuals, and insure automaticity of overall safety measures. The sound of the fire alarm is the signal to evacuate the building.
HJSH Evacuation Map
Expected Student Behavior
The following are expectations for fire/evacuation drills:
Exit the classroom according to the nearest or safest route out of the building
Remain quiet to hear any emergency directions
Move rapidly and orderly, but do not run
Do not interfere with the safety of others
Follow all emergency directions from staff and administration
After leaving the building, all students should proceed to a distance of at least 100 feet from the building and remain there in order to give fire fighting personnel room to operate safely. Line up and remain quiet with the class so the teacher can take attendance. Return to the classroom only after the all-clear signal is given.
All students are expected to become thoroughly familiar with the fire drill exit route posted in each room. Purposely setting off a false fire alarm is a Class A misdemeanor, punishable by a $1000.00 fine and/or one year in jail.
Other Emergency Drills
Additional emergency drills will be conducted periodically throughout the school year. These include:
- Building Intruder (A.L.I.C.E - Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate)
- Stay-Put (teachers keep students in classroom for low level emergencies)