To help continue to make our school as safe as it can be, we need our parents and families help. Please remember to bring in a picture ID when you are coming to pick up your children. Each and every time that we have a sign-out or if a parent is signing in, our secretaries will be asking for this ID information. Please be patient with us and understand that we are only taking this precaution so that your children stay safe. We also ask in addition to these precautions that you enter the building through our main entrances when you visit the school. We would also like you to help us with reminding your children that if any situation occurs at the school and we have to go in to a "lockdown" that they should feel calm and safe, and listen to all of their teachers’ directions. Our teachers and administration will make sure that all students are safe at Elizabeth Traditional Elementary.
- • If the school is in a "lockdown" due to a threat inside our outside the school facility, we ask that parents do not enter the building (there will be signs posted). If you are already in the building please move to the closest classroom and remain there until you hear the announcement that the lockdown is over.
- • If an event does occur at the school we will be using our new Connect Ed system to notify our parents. It is important to make sure that all of your phone contacts are accurate so you will receive the information.
- • We also have procedures for three different levels of evacuation at ETES.
Level I- This is a short term evacuation and students are kept on site. This means that once away from the building there is no imminent danger. For example, we monthly fire drills fall in the Level I evacuation category. If it would be necessary to dismiss our students from this area there will be signs posted to how the staging areas will be set up (bus area, parent pick-up, media, security, administration supplies).
Level II- This is an evacuation that involves students leaving campus. Our Level II site is on the other side of the park, crossing Hawthorne and into the bottom portion of the park. If we ever have to go to this level it means that there is a danger where we need to move 500+ yards from the facility. Once a danger is resolved students will return to the site, if the danger is not resolved we will have various staging areas that we ask all parents to follow. This type of evacuation is typically associated with flooding or gas leaks.
Level III- This is an evacuation that is decided on by central office and will have us taken by bus to Bojangles Coliseum(all school staff and students). At this point we will begin to contact parents as needed, bus children home and release children to parents. Again we ask that all parents follow the staging area directions once they arrive to help maintain order.
We hope that this information will be beneficial to parents, but we also hope that we will never need it. Through our continued preparedness for all types of situations, we hope that our families will feel safe and comfortable in sending their children to school.
If you ever have questions regarding our policies, please call Mrs. Spencer-Smith at 980-343-5475 or email at email@example.com