1. Accidents / Illness
In all cases of accidents or illnesses, parents will be informed by telephone immediately. For this reason, it is important that parents provide the school with emergency phone numbers. Depending on the seriousness of the situation, parents may be asked to come to school to pick up their child. If a situation requires immediate medical attention, the student may have to be taken to the local public hospital, a 20-minute drive away. In such cases, parents will be expected to cover all medical expenses.
2. Emergency Evacuation
All teachers are given detailed instructions as to what to do in the event of an earthquake, fire, or any other emergency. At least, one earthquake drill and one fire drill are planned each year. In the event of a fire, the same evacuation routes will be followed as in the case of an earthquake. An additional procedure is followed in the rare event of any other threat to the school during which the students are asked to assemble in an orderly fashion to exit the buildings as safely as possible. In such cases, the local security authorities are also called in to inspect and secure the premise.