Cathedral School for Boys has a comprehensive Emergency & Disaster Plan and Policy. Safety drills are held regularly and all CSB faculty and staff receive annual training, including earthquake preparedness, CPR and first-aid.
Cathedral School for Boys Parent Safety Procedures
In the event of an emergency or major disaster, the following procedures have been established for CSB families.
Telephoning the school following an emergency: Please do not dial the school's main phone number following a disaster. This line must remain open for outgoing calls, to report conditions, and request emergency assistance. The school phone system is digital and relies on electrical power to operate. Cellular phones and analog phone lines are in place at the school for use in the event of a disaster.
CSB school-wide emergency notification
: The school will get emergency or other important time-sensitive information to parents via Amerilert, a service which allows us to send messages via email and text. All current parents are provided information on how to sign up with this service as part of our community. Keep your emergency contact information current
: Remember to keep the list of emergency telephone contact numbers in your file at the school up to date. If your information needs to be updated, contact Jackie Jung
to report any changes to your own information.
Emergency student pick-up and release: Parents (or other authorized adults listed on your school emergency information form) are encouraged to pick up boys at the school as soon as possible following an emergency or disaster. Students will be held for release with their homerooms. The school will keep a record of the authorized adult with whom each boy leaves the school. The school will not release students on their own to go to a family's emergency meeting location without receiving direct permission from a parent/guardian. Boys will be allowed to leave the school with other CSB community adults if the school has deemed it safe to do so only after all means to contact parents and designated emergency contacts have been attempted.
Temporary shelter: If it is necessary and safe to do so, students will remain at the school until they are released. The school maintains emergency supplies of water, food and other rations, and first-aid supplies, to provide for a short term emergency.
Off-campus assembly areas: If it is necessary to evacuate the campus, staff, and students will walk to the nearest authorized safe place. The destination will be posted at the Sacramento Street and Jones Street entrances to the school. CSB has designated Gresham Hall as our likely assembly area in the event of an emergency or disaster. Parents are encouraged proceed to the assembly location to pick up their son(s) as soon as it is safe to do so. Parents are also encouraged to listen the radio to learn of other safe assembly areas where we may be required to assemble, at the direction of city and local officials.
Home safety and emergency awareness: We encourage families to evaluate their home safety preparedness. The front section of the AT&T White Pages includes disaster hotline numbers and a first-aid and survival guide. In addition, many government agencies and the Red Cross provide free information about home safety and disaster preparations.