A parent is always welcome to pick up a student early in the event of inclement weather. When school will be closed or dismissed early due to bad weather or other emergencies, announcements will be made on local television and radio stations. A voice message will be left on the school phone (251-947-7395). An IRIS alert will be sent to each family. (see page 16 of the Handbook for explanation of IRIS).
WKRG-TV5 – Mobile, AL
NBC 15(WPMI) – Mobile, AL
WALA – FOX 10 – Mobile, AL
SAFETY is a priority. All doors are locked from the outside. Parents/visitors must ring the bell to gain access to the school office.
The school may be placed in lockdown mode if a dangerous situation should arise in the vicinity (e.g. chemical spills, dangerous person on the loose, gunfire, etc.). The police would notify us and request the school to be placed in lockdown. Parents should stay in touch with the school for directions before coming to pick up a student. If we are in lockdown, it may not be possible, for safety reasons, to open the door to release a student. In such circumstances we would be working under the authority of the local police. A voicemail message will keep all parents informed of the situation and will announce when it is safe to come to the school.