Evacuation Policy

In case of a flood, fire, bomb threat, or any other threat to the safety of the children and staff within the building, the Evacuation Policy will be put into effect. The children and staff will walk over to Suffolk University’s Ridgeway building, located at the corner of Cambridge Street and Ridgeway Lane, one and one-half blocks south of Beacon Hill Nursery School. Head teachers from each room are responsible for taking the emergency bag from their classrooms that contain a first aid kit, attendance list, and emergency forms for each child. Once the children’s safety is insured, the executive director and other staff will call parents to apprise them of the emergency situation and to provide them with pick-up information regarding their children. There will be a sign and a map attached to the front gate of the school so that parents and caregivers who come to the school will know where to locate individual children. In the event of a community wide emergency the school will follow the instructions of the Boston Police and Fire Department.

In the case of absence of heat, power, or water, the executive director will ascertain whether or not the problem appears to be a temporary one and if so, whether it poses a threat to children’s safety or hygiene. If the problem is expected to continue for more than 2 hours, parents will be notified to pick up their children and of the school’s early closure.

Power Outage

If power is lost for more than two hours parents will be notified to pick up their children.

Heat Loss

If heat is lost for more than two hours and/or room temperatures fall lower than 65 degrees Fahrenheit, parents will be notified to pick up their children.

Loss of Water

If loss of water is more than two hours and/or drinking and flushing water is no longer available, parents will be notified to pick up their children.

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