Northshore students and staff will join millions of people across the nation in the Great ShakeOut at 10:17 a.m. on October 17. Participation in this event is a great way for students and staff to be prepared for an earthquake.
The ShakeOut provides an opportunity for students and staff to practice how to be safe during big earthquakes and to “Drop, Cover and Hold on.” This is also a time when schools can review and update emergency preparedness plans and supplies.
Being prepared at home is just as important as being prepared at school. Families are encouraged to talk about their plan for what to do during an emergency with their students. To help facilitate this conversation, the Great ShakeOut has a number of resources available. If you have questions about your school's plans for earthquake drills, contact the school's office.