Gatewood Elementary

Emergency Procedures

Emergency Response Special Assignments

Emergency Response Special Assignments

Special Assignments:

Principal/Head Teacher (Kyna/Noelle)

  • Sweep all classrooms and restrooms and building locations
  • If an earthquake check building and field previous to evacuation notification
  • If necessary, decide upon alternative exit routes and communicate to staff
  • Inform entire school of the evacuation via available modes (i.e. intercom, megaphone, student runners, etc.)
  • Call Administration building at 425-837-7000
  • If we do not call immediately, call within an hour to let Administration Building know status

Administrative Secretary (Katy)

  • Time evacuation
  • Take staff list, substitute sign-in information, and staff sign-in/out binder
  • Facilitate adult attendance and communicate adult attendance to Incident Command

Office Secretary (Stacy)

  • Take emergency backpack from office
  • Take locator list (evacuation maps), Master Schedule, staff list, student sign-in/out, demographic forms, daily attendance report
  • Facilitate student attendance and communicate student attendance to Incident Command

Nurse/Office Secretary (Tina/Stacy)

  • Check Health room
  • Take priority medications
  • Monitor needs and condition of students with IHPs and respond as necessary

Kitchen Manager

  • Shut down all appliances
  • Evacuate and check-in with Principal’s Secretary


  • Check fire alarm panel to see source of alarm
  • Greet emergency cars/trucks and meet emergency personnel
  • Communicate with Principal’s Secretary the names of the students and/or adults who are with you
  • Traffic control
  • Be prepared to silence and reset the alarm system