Dear parents and guardians:
The safety of your students while in our care is among our highest priorities. As you know, we regularly hold drills so that we are more prepared should a dangerous situation occur at school. These include fire drills, lockout/lock-in drills and earthquake drills.
This year, the David Douglas School District registered to take part in the Great Oregon Shakeout, a statewide earthquake preparedness exercise. Millions of people worldwide will practice how to Drop, Cover, and Hold On at 10:19 a.m. on October 19* during Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills.
Major earthquakes may happen anywhere you live, work, or travel. The ShakeOut is our chance to practice how to protect ourselves, and for everyone to become prepared. The goal is to prevent a major earthquake from becoming a catastrophe for you, your organization, and your community.
Our District has committed to every school in David Douglas holding an earthquake drill sometime before the end of the calendar year. This drill teaches students and staff to practice the ‘drop-cover-hold on’ strategy when an earthquake hits. In the drill, students and staff will drop to the ground, take cover under a sturdy structure such as a desk or table, and hold on to that structure.
Learn more: https://www.shakeout.org/oregon/index.html