St. Paul’s School is deeply committed to the health, safety, and welfare of every member of the community. The School conducts schoolwide drills and planning exercises for emergency preparedness on a regular basis. St. Paul’s evaluates its safety policies and practices with its Crisis Management Team and conducts regular tabletop exercises and post-incident reviews.
In the event of an emergency the School may:
Sound an outside warning siren and public address system
Activate Connect 5, the SPS computerized emergency communication system to send initial warnings via e-mail, phone/text.
The Communications Department will post messages on sps.edu and social media channels
How can parents and guardians reach the School in an emergency?
While the School maintains an answering service that may be activated in the event of an emergency, the School will contact families as soon as credible, accurate information is available and can be shared. This will help to keep phone lines free for vital communications with fire, police, and ambulance services.
Using the St. Paul’s School Emergency Alert System, the School will provide timely emergency alerts and updates to the SPS Community via cell phone text messaging and/or e-mail. You should confirm that the School has your most current emergency contact information and that you have set your e-mail to accept messages from email@example.com and sps.edu addresses.
Follow Facebook and Twitter for updates and instructions.
How long can the School house/feed students if necessary?
Without any deliveries to campus, the School would be able to keep the community fed for up to two weeks. All dormitories are equipped with emergency generators to provide electricity throughout the dorm during a power outage.
Clark House, a 14-bed medical center that functions much like a family practice, is open 24/7 when School is in session. Dr. John Bassi, a board certified family practitioner, a staff of caring nurses, two counselors, and two athletic trainers provide care for the School. Concord Regional Hospital and a multi-specialty orthopedic group are less than a mile away. Clark House phone is 603-229-4850
Each year, at the opening of School, the Safety Department requests that families living beyond a five-hour travel radius by car will have designated a friend or relative who can be relied upon to pick up their child in the event of an emergency. Families living within the five-hour travel radius should anticipate the need to pick up their child. Please contact Tim McGinley at firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm that the information you have provided is still current.