20 Days to Ready: Quiz Your Kids’ School (Day 18)
ASSIGNMENT: Ask About the Emergency Plans at Your Kids’ School
Emergencies don’t typically occur around your family’s schedule. But you can still rest easy knowing your kids are safe when you’re not around, by getting educated about the emergency plans at their school or day care.
What To Ask
The Federal Emergency Management Agency suggests you ask your child’s school or day care center these questions:
- How will you communicate with us during a crisis?
- Do you store food, water and other supplies for emergencies?
- Are you prepared to shelter children in place, if necessary?
- If you need to evacuate, where will everyone go?
No school emergency plan in place? You can always volunteer to help develop one, or inform the administration about the planning resources from the U.S. Department of Education.
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Recommended by the Editors:
- Day 17: Know Where They’ll Be
- Day 16: Plan Two Ways Out
- Day 15: Select Your Safe Space
- Day 14: Decode the Weather
- Day 13: Learn Life-Saving Skills
- Day 12: Arrange to Stay Connected
- Day 11: Consider a Corded Phone
- Day 10: Organize Emergency Contacts
- Day 9: Fix Up a First Aid Kit
- Day 8: Find a Radio for Any Scenario
- Day 7: Get a Guiding Light
- Day 6: Keep Water on Tap for Everyone
- Day 5: Grab Emergency Grub
- Day 4: Learn How to Turn It Off
- Day 3: Put Detectors on Duty
- Day 2: Create a Home Inventory
- Day 1: Back Up Your Docs