Waimea Elementary and Middle Schools will hold an Off-Campus Evacuation training drill at 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, February 8, to familiarize the two schools’ approx. 900 students and approx. 100 teachers and staff with what to do in the event of an emergency. Because the two schools share the same campus facilities and the alarm system is interconnected, all safety drills are held simultaneously.
During school emergency safety drills, all visitors to campus including volunteers and visiting teachers or staff must also participate in the drill.
WHAT STUDENTS SHOULD DO: Whenever hearing alarms or bells, students are asked to stop what they are doing and quietly listen to and follow instructions from their teacher or school staff member. Prior to this drill, students will be briefed on what to do and what to expect, including what to do if an alarm is sounded when passing between classes, at recess or attending class on the field, in the gym, library or Mala’ai garden.
WHAT FAMILIES SHOULD DO: Nothing — this is a drill. However, in the event of a real incident, families should turn on a local radio station immediately for information. The schools will keep local stations informed as well as police, fire and other emergency services (i.e., American Red Cross, Civil Defense) as the situation warrants. For the safety of all, families should NOT come to campus until informed to do so by the media, police, Civil Defense or by direct communication with the school.
REMINDER REGARDING GUESTS TO SCHOOL CAMPUS: All guests to either WES or WMS campus must always check in with the school office to obtain a Visitors Pass before going anywhere on campus.
If you have questions about these drills or campus visitor protocols, please call Waimea Middle School office (887-6090 Ext. 221), or Waimea Elementary School office (887-7636 Ext. 221).