One of the main priorities of the Novato Charter School is the health and safety of students. Our Emergency Preparedness Committee – comprised of administrative staff and parent volunteers – is responsible for:
1. Ensuring that the school and each individual classroom have the necessary supplies and tools to respond to any emergency. This includes, having food, water, and shelter to care for all students for a minimum of 3 days if needed.
2. Drafting and regularly updating protocols to respond to different emergency situations such as an earthquake, lock-down, shelter-in-place, etc., and for the release of students after an event.
3. Establishing and maintaining a close and collaborative relationship with city Law Enforcement, Fire Department, School District, and the Marin County Office of Education to coordinate and seek support in planning for emergencies.
4. Conducting frequent drill exercises to familiarize students, teachers, staff and parents with the school’s protocols.
As an NCS family, it is important that you become familiar with the school’s emergency response protocols and prepare yourself for potential emergencies. Please take the time to carefully read the documents below. If you have any questions, please call our main office.