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Emergency Preparedness

Pleasant Valley Joint Union Elementary School District is continuously planning and preparing for emergencies that could interrupt the school day for students. We want to make sure that you are fully informed of our Emergency Operations Plan.

Emergency Contacts:

IMPORTANT: At the beginning of every school year you receive a lot of forms to fill out that includes your emergency contact information. It is VITAL that we have accurate contact information for you, so you can be contacted in case of an emergency.


You will be contacted via text, email, phone, and ParentSquare postings. School staff will stay with your child until you, or an adult you previously authorized, can pick up your child. When you arrive at the school, staff will help you properly sign your child out.


Students may be moved to another location to provide better and more direct care. This decision will be made by the district administration and emergency personnel based on current conditions, including the building safety and the duration of time that students may need to remain in the care of school staff. If relocation is necessary, schools will alert parents letting you know where your child is being cared for. This information will also be posted on the district’s website and shared with the media.

School Site Emergency Plan

The District has planned and practiced how to respond and recover from an emergency, disaster, or event resulting in the disruption of normal school operations.

The District and our emergency responders work together to conduct district-wide trainings and update our school’s safety plan. Your school’s emergency plan may be viewed in the school’s main office.

If your child has special needs that require additional assistance in an emergency, you can work with school staff to develop an individualized emergency plan.

Links for Additional Resources

Talking to Children About Violence

Safe School Planning by the California Department of Education

National PTA School Safety Resources


San Luis Obispo Red Cross

San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Department

National Emergency Preparedness

Federal Emergency Management Agency

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