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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

Student Drop Off:  Parents may drop off students in the morning at the parking lot loop starting at 7:20 AM.  There are signs directing parents to the drop off area.  There are 3 staff members outside each morning, directing drop off procedures to keep traffic moving and safe.  Parents are to pull up along the curb by the sidewalk as far as possible to allow traffic to flow smoothly, and signage reminds all not to pass another vehicle to keep students safe who are exiting cars.

Please take a look at our Traffic Pattern Map here on our website to see our plan for safe pick-up and drop-off for our car riders.

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