School Safety Message from Principal DaCorsi

This is Mrs. DaCorsi, Principal, with an important message for parents and guardians. The safety and students and staff remain my top priority. I am emailing to remind you of safe practices to follow during the inclement weather. Flooding is a threat to life and property that can occur any time of year. Conditions that cause floods include heavy storms or steady rain for several hours or days that saturate the ground. However, flash floods occur suddenly due to rapidly rising water along a stream or low-lying area. A mere 6 inches of fast-moving flood water can knock over an adult. It takes just 12 inches of rushing water to carry away a small car, while 2 feet of rushing water can carry away most vehicles. It is NEVER safe to drive or walk into flood waters.

• Allow extra time to get to school during wet weather.

• Be aware of your surroundings and changing weather conditions. Know where you can go to get out of the rain if necessary.

• Walk in a group for safety.

• STAY AWAY FROM FLOOD CONTROL CHANNELS. Flood channels are also very slippery and steep, making it hard to get out.

• NEVER ATTEMPT to cross flooded areas and never enter moving water.

• Be aware that debris may also be floating in flooded waters and can be very dangerous.

School is one of the safest places to be during an emergency. If you have any questions or concerns, please call me at 818-348-1975. Thank you and have a nice evening.

Mrs. DaCorsi