Emergency Bulletin Board
In the event of any emergency involving Our Savior's Lutheran Church & School, check our Emergency Bulletin Board first for the most up-to-date information such as campus status, evacuation locations, or vital contact numbers.
This 8-page packet contains information, maps and directions to all of our pre-designated evacuation reception sites, plus contact numbers, URLs and channels for all sources of information. There's even a place for you to enter your own family's numbers. We suggest you print this packet out, fill in your personal information, and then keep a copy in each of your family's vehicles.
Emergency Operations and Recovery Plan
As protected as our students are within the boundaries of our school, the real world still looms large just outside our gates. In our 50+ year history we have never had to evacuate our campus for any reason; however, for us to assume that we are beyond harms reach would be misguided judgment on our part, and an irresponsible act towards our children. Because we realize that anything is possible, we have developed an Emergency Operations and Recovery Plan to be executed in the event of any incident that might make remaining on campus a danger to our students.
We categorize possible emergencies that may cause a precautionary evacuation of our campus in to two types: Nuclear and Non-Nuclear.
Because we are within the Emergency Planning Zone of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS), we have planned for the possibility of a Nuclear Emergency Evacuation. This plan calls for the precautionary evacuation of students to the federally designated evacuation center at the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa.
Click Here for the Nuclear Emergency Evacuation Plan
A more likely situation requiring a campus evacuation would be a fire in the adjacent hills or a toxic spill on the nearby Interstate Highway. These types of events are unpredictable; and as a result, our plan for evacuation, or sometimes non-evacuation, needs to be more fluid. In these situations, we have two local facilities that are available to us: La Cristianita Preschool in San Clemente and Saddleback Valley Christian School in San Juan Capistrano.
There is also the possibility that events on or near school grounds may require us to lockdown our students on campus to ensure their safety. During such an event, no one will be allowed in or out of the school; so, please do not come to the campus during a lockdown. Information will be available via one or more of the communication channels listed below.
Note: In the event of a campus lockdown or a precautionary evacuation of any cause, please DO NOT come to the school looking to pickup your child. The convergence of parents trying to get to the school while we are trying to evacuate students away from the school or while police and EMS are trying to reach the school will only delay the evacuation and/or response process for all, and put students [and yourself] in more danger. Please wait for officicial school instructions on when and where it is safe to collect your child.
In all school emergency scenarios, we will do our best to convey all pertinent information to all parents as soon as it becomes available, and as soon as we are able. Information will be available and/or forwarded to parents via the following means:
Posted Message on Campus*
Burst Email, SMS & Voice Message - sent to your Email, text device & all phone(s) via Blackboardconnect.com**
Emergency Bulletin Board - up-to-date & evolving information found on this website
- Our Out-Of-State Contact - Community Church of Joy in Phoenix, AZ (623) 561-2000
* While we will always post a sign on the office front door in the event of any emergency, most emergencies would preclude anyone from reaching the office front door. It is important to check all other above mentioned forms of communication as well.
** Be sure to add <firstname.lastname@example.org> to your Email application's "Allowed" list to ensure that you receive all school messages via Blackboardconnect.com. For SMS recognition, add 23177 & 63079 to your cell phone's SMS Contacts List.
For more information on the importance of SMS (Text Message via Short Message Service), on how to subscribe to our Emergency SMS, or how to Opt-In or Opt-Out of our emergency SMS, click HERE.
Register with AlertOC
AlertOC is a mass notification system designed to keep Orange County residents and businesses informed of emergencies and certain community events. By registering with AlertOC, time-sensitive voice messages from the County or City in which you live or work may be sent to your home, cell or business phone. Text messages may also be sent to cell phones, e-mail accounts and hearing impaired receiving devices.
To register with AlertOC, go to http://bos.ocgov.com/alertoc/alertoc.asp, scroll down to the map, and then click on your city. A seperate regisitration page will follow (check your browser's tabs). if you live in one city, work in another, and have children attending school in yet another city, you may register multiple cities by repeating this process.