SCHOOL EMERGENCY PROCEDURES
Being prepared for emergencies is not only a state requirement, it is also taken very seriously by everyone in the North Providence School Department.
The Rhode Island Department of Education requires every school and district to have emergency response plans. These plans are reviewed and revised annually and after each emergency. Emergency plans address fires, bomb threats, suicide intervention, tornadic/severe weather, intruder-on-campus/lockdown, student endangerment, child abuse, accident/serious illness, student runaway/abduction and atmospheric chemical release.
How does NPSD respond in the event of an emergency?
1. Dismissal Plan: Students return to their homes as quickly and safely as possible. Each school maintains information for emergency contacts for each child. It is very important that parents and legal guardians advise the school office staff every time emergency contact information changes.
2. Shelter-in-Place Plan: Keeps students in their buildings when it is safer to stay inside than to go outside. Typically, inside sheltering is considered a short-term solution. Specific areas of each building are identified as safety zones.
Part of the shelter plan may be a partial or complete lock down of the school. In this instance, all students remain in their current classroom until otherwise notified. Students in school buildings who are not in classrooms will be escorted by staff to a supervised area and remain there until otherwise notified. No one will be allowed to enter or leave the school for any reason.
The NPSD District Health and Wellness Committee is seeking volunteers to serve as members!
Please take a moment to complete our district survey and invitation to participate.
The survey can be found at the following link:
Dear NPSD Families, Students, and Employees:
We are interested in learning more about your preferences as we develop the 2018-2019 school calendar. In an effort to gather feedback from NPSD families, students, and employees, we have created a survey. The information received from this survey will be used to guide the decision making process for the NPSD administration and School Committee as we plan for the 2018-2019 school year. We value the input of all stakeholders and appreciate you taking the time to provide us with your feedback.
A link to the 2018-2019 School Calendar Survey can be found on the homepage of our district website. You may also access the survey by clicking on the following link:
Thank you, in advance, for your time!