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Great Shakeout Earthquake Drill - Thursday, October 20 @ 10:20 am

On October 20, 2016, our school will participate in the annual Great California ShakeOut, the largest earthquake drill in U.S. History. This year California is joined by 41 other states and U.S. territories plus several other countries that are also participating in ShakeOut drills on the same day! Everyone will practice how to “drop, cover and hold on,” and teachers will discuss the importance of earthquake preparedness with our students. This is the chance for us all to practice what to do during earthquakes to reduce injuries.

At 10:20 a.m., your child will drop to the ground, take cover under a table or desk, and hold on, at the same time as millions of other Californians. Upon the all-clear signal, students will follow the evacuation procedures and head to the lower field for roll-call. We ask that all volunteers and staff participate in this drill. Thank you!