Pelham Preparatory Academy, in coordination with Columbus Campus, implements protocols that focus on emergency preparedness in accordance with all NYC Public Schools. Drills are conducted throughout the year to prepare our staff and students, and make improvements in emergency planning.
Under the General Response Protocol (GRP), we conducts drills designed to help prepare our school community for three different types of response to emergencies: 1) Evacuation, 2) Shelter-In, and 3) Lockdown. To learn more about these General Response Protocols, please review the attached one-pager.
All families are reminded to update the Emergency Contact Cards that are on file in our main office, including information indicating phone numbers and the names of adults to whom the school may release children in an emergency. Furthermore, we recommend registering with Notify NYC allows families to receive information about emergency events, and calling 311 for additional information about a school during an emergency.
For more information, please review the attached links---which include a letter from Principal Ferron, a cheatsheet of Response Protocols, and a registration page for Notify NYC.