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Emergency drills taken beyond the school boundaries using a communication channel

For most schools, an emergency drill is carried out on a regular basis to test emergency response procedures and to ensure that students and staff all understand what to do in the event that an emergency occurs.  Different emergency situations can be enacted and prepared for.  But what about the communication channel?  Is this part of the drill and emergency procedure? Are parents and carers receiving an alert message to advise that the drill is or has taken place, and what it means? Or are you sending a paper communication home in the school bag at the end of the day with advice that a drill has taken place?

Do parents even know how they will be contacted during an emergency?

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