Thursday, October 16, 2014

Bob Announces Preparations for Storm


Parents should have received this email message today.

October 16th, 2014

Dear Island School Ohana,
All of us are aware that a major storm, Ana, is imminent, likely to hit Kauai either late Sunday or early Monday. I write to let you know of our preparations for this event.

At the campus, the next couple of days the following steps are being taken:
  1. As much as possible, loose items are being consolidated and secured.
  2. Students are being reminded not to leave anything on the lanais or unsecured.
  3. Tarps, tape, and other useful implements are being gathered and stored in the Teachers’ Workroom.
  4. All vehicles are being filled with gas and parked near the Frear Center.
  5. Computers are being covered and taped to protect them against potential water damage.
  6. Classroom windows will be closed, with one opened just a crack on the protected side of each building.
  7. Devices connected to electrical outlets will be unplugged.
  8. Gas tanks will be turned off.
  9. Lines of communication have been clarified to assist in keeping us all informed and as a means of reducing confusion.
  10. The campus will be closed to all on Sunday (October 19th).

On Monday, October 20th, it is likely that school will be closed. If not, students and staff will be expected to be in attendance unless road conditions make it unsafe to travel. Our intention is to make a general announcement about this on Sunday, assuming this is possible. In any case, use your best judgment about what actions are prudent, given conditions in your neighborhood and in the general community.

During this period of a pending emergency, we want to do everything we can to ensure the well-being and safety of our students and staff while carrying out our usual tasks to whatever extent conditions allow.

Thank you for your understanding and support.

Yours very truly,

Robert Springer
Head of School
Island School