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Carroll County Public Schools

605-9 Pine Street

Hillsville, VA 24343

(276)730-3200

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Emergency Response Information for Parents

Each year Carroll County Public Schools (CCPSD) conduct emergency response drills. The drills include evacuating the school buildings, seeking shelter within the buildings and locking the building down. The drills provide students and school staff the opportunity to practice responses to an actual emergency. These drills are used in the event of a natural emergency such as fire, hurricane, tornado, flood and emergencies caused by equipment failure or emergencies caused by an individual or group of individuals. When an emergency occurs in the community, it may be necessary for one or all of our schools to initiate one of the responses.

The drills help to keep all students and personnel safe. Practice allows students and staff to become familiar with the safety response actions. Practicing the drills is a component of a school emergency management plan. The school’s Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) also referred to as the Crisis Management Plan is developed following the five phase areas of prevention, protection, mitigation, response and recovery. These phases are recommended by governmental agencies including the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). For more information on emergency planning operations please visit the Following websites: Virginia Department of Education at www.doe,virginia.gov and the DCJS Virginia Center for School and Campus Safety at www.dcjs.virginia.gov/vscs. The CCPSD website page on school safety School Emergency Reunification provides information and directions through the use of a youtube video on student emergency reunification based on the Stay Home, Stay Informed, Be Ready model.

For more information on your student’s school emergency response drills and the Emergency Operations Plan please contact your school’s principal.

Have a great school year,


Mark A. Burnette, Ed.D

Assistant Superintendent

Carroll County Public Schools


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605-9 Pine Street

Hillsville, VA 24343

Phone: (276)730-3200 or (276)236-8008

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