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Safety is a top priority at Holladay Elementary

We have an emergency crisis plan which comprehensively sets out how we will keep students and staff safe in a wide range of events. We continually maintain our focus on this through safety drills with the students, including fire drills, lockdown drills, tornado and earthquake drills, and bus evacuation drills. In the event that we ever had to evacuate the school for any reason, we have plans in place and would contact parents through school messenger robo-calls and texts to advise where families will be reunited. If we did not need to leave our school during an event, we have a plan for family reunification here, which would safely and efficiently reunite students with family members. Communication with parents in an emergency is paramount, so be sure to listen to phone calls and messages, and know that you can also tune into the following local media outlets for the most up-to-date information:

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HCPS-TV (Comcast 99, Verizon 38) + local TV and radio stations.

Safety in the Parking Lot

The hours of operation are 7AM to 4PM.  Students are not allowed to enter the school before 7:20 AM.  

Car Rider Drop Off:  Parents may drop off students in the morning starting at 7:20 AM. Drivers will form two lines after entering the main parking lot off Galaxie Rd.  PreK parents move to the right lane and work their way around to the blacktop area at the rear of the building.  After dropping off students, PK parents exit through Impala Rd.  K-5 parents stay in the left entry lane and drop students off at door #1. There are signs and arrows directing parents to the drop off areas.  K-5 parents are to pull up along the curb by the sidewalk as far as possible to allow traffic to flow smoothly.  Parents are to remain in cars and signage reminds drivers not to pass other vehicles to ensure the safety of our students who are exiting cars.

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The bell rings at 7:40. If arriving after the bell, parents need to park and sign their students in at the front office. 

Bus Drop Off: Buses will access the bus loop from Impala Road. 

Daycare: Any daycare vans dropping off in the morning will go through the car rider line and students will enter through door #1.

Walkers: Walkers will enter through door #1 in the morning.  

Car Rider Pick Up:  Parents may pick up their child starting at 2:10.  Parents are to line up in the car line, displaying their car rider pass with a student number.  Parents are to remain in their cars and students will only be allowed to enter cars from the sidewalk.  

Daycare pick up: Daycares will pick up in the parking lot off of Galaxie Road in front of the original building – door #4.

Walkers: Walkers will be dismissed from door #3 in the original building.

Anonymous Alerts

Holladay’s website has a link on the top of the main page for “Anonymous Alerts”, which is a form for Holladay Elementary School students to report information anonymously. It is designed to keep students safe from bullying, drugs, suicide, gangs, violence, and any other threats to student safety. Anonymous Alerts is not monitored in real-time. If this matter involves the risk of injury or is life-threatening, you should call 911.

Crisis Preparedness Handbook

Holladay provided each family with the Crisis Preparedness Handbook in the back to school information packets. This is a good overview of how we keep students safe at school, and I encourage you to refer to it for more information on school safety. Click on the link for the booklet below for easy reference. If you have any questions, please call the school at 804-261-5040.

Safety Matters 

Please click the link for the November Safety Matters newsletter by the Office of School Safety and Emergency Management