Emergency Operation Plan
What is an EOP?
It is important to know the first priority of the Elma School District is the safety of students, visitors, community and staff. Preparing for emergencies is a critical part of safety planning for the district. The Emergency Operation Plans are written documents outlining how the District will respond in the event of an emergency. It is also important to recognize that emergencies are unique in nature and not all scenarios can be identified within these plans.
Why do we need an EOP?
These emergency plans are written in compliance with local, state and federal regulatory requirements and are supported by multiple agency resources including the City of Elma (Police and Fire), Grays Harbor County Emergency Management, Grays Harbor County Sherriff, the Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), the Washington State Patrol and FEMA. It is the Districts goal to provide an organizational structure for incident management utilizing the Incident Command System (ICS) in the event of an emergency.
How will it help us?
The Emergency Operation Plan supports the School District relationship with local emergency resources within the City of Elma, Grays Harbor County, and the surrounding community. In addition, the Emergency Operation Plans set guidelines to manage a disaster in an effective, efficient, and timely manner. The EOP will help the district respond to emergencies, support schools during an emergency and restore the district or individual schools back to normal operations as quickly as is possible per the severity of the emergency.
Monthly Safety Meeting Minutes:
Emergency School Closure or Delay
Bad weather, poor road conditions or other emergencies occasionally force the district to change its schedules and/or bus routes. The district makes every attempt to reach a decision on school closures or delays by 6:00 AM. If a delayed start is announced, school buses will also run accordingly. Delay or closure notice will go out through ParentSquare (our notification system) to primary phone number, email, and text message of all student households. In addition notice will also be posted to our district website and social media.
Preschool: If there is a late start, there will be no morning Preschool, but afternoon will be on regular schedule.
You may also click on the following link to the Flash Alert site or tune into the radio and TV stations listed below.
Elma SD Flash Alert
Aberdeen/Hoquiam – KSWW (FM-102.1), KXRO (AM-1320)
Centralia – KELA (AM-1470), KCED (FM-91.3), KITI (AM-1420)
Olympia – KXXO (FM-96.1)
Shelton – KMAS (AM-1030)
Local TV Stations – KOMO 4, KING 5, KIRO 7, KCPQ 13