As severe weather season is upon us, this letter is to remind you of our procedures here at Lawton Public Schools to ensure the safety of your child(ren).
During times of severe weather watches, we will follow the procedures that have been established by Lawton Public Schools. The procedures for a Severe Weather watch are as follows:
*Monitor NOAA Weather Stations
*Communicate with local weather agencies
*Prepare students by reviewing weather drill procedures
When a Severe Weather Warning has been issued or spotted near a school or LPS facility, the following will take place:
*Sound the Weather Alert Alarm
*Bring all persons inside building
*Students and staff will immediately proceed to their assigned safe area
*Remain in safe area until warning expires or until LPS officials have given us the “All Clear.”
*LPS Notification via text and phone call messaging announcing severe weather lock down will be sent out and then again once the the “All Clear” has been given.
Please know that we take all Severe Weather Warnings seriously. During a Severe Weather Warning, students will not be released until after the “All Clear” has been given by LPS officials. All students and staff will follow procedures taking shelter in their assigned safe area so it will not be possible to release students during this time. Doing so, would put those concerned in danger. We have tornado drills on a regular basis to ensure that our students and staff know and understand the procedures in case of a tornado.
We want to encourage you to keep safe by seeking shelter during a Severe Weather Warning and wait for the “All Clear” from LPS before coming to the school to get your child.