About 12 years ago, two parents and one teacher began developing a comprehensive safety plan for the students and staff at Bay Farm School. Over the years, with the support of staff and parents alike, it has evolved into a comprehensive and efficient plan that will ensure the best care for your child should an emergency occur while your child is at school. Bay Farm School’s plan has been the model for many other schools in Alameda. It is a source of pride for the Bay Farm Staff and the Bay Farm PTA.
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Our comprehensive plan covers all areas of emergency preparedness:
Teachers and staff are trained and assigned to Emergency Teams such as Search and Rescue and First Aid and Student Supervision
Bay Farm PTA provides First Aid and CPR training for staff members on a regular basis
There is an efficient system of accounting for every child immediately following a disaster
An adequate supply of food and water is maintained at the school, enough to provide food and water for every student for 3 days
The school is able to provide the basic needs of the students and staff for 3 days, including emergency blankets, glow sticks and sanitation supplies
Drills are practiced on a regular basis to familiarize the students with emergency procedures
Drills are followed by debriefing sessions for the staff to evaluate and modify procedures
Drills use “real-life scenarios” with volunteer students and staff playing the role of injured victims
Every 2 years, a full-release drill is scheduled to give Bay Farm parents an opportunity to practice the procedures for a controlled student release