Safety Procedures for Natural Hazards
The safety of students and staff is a priority for AUSD, and, as a school district in the Bay Area, we are aware that we potentially face a number of natural hazards. Those hazards include earthquakes, fires, wildfire smoke, and, increasingly, excessive heat.
AUSD follows all state laws in regards to emergency preparation and drilling for earthquakes and fires and has consulted with public health agencies and the Alameda County Office of Education in setting up protocols for smoke and heat.
Earthquake and Fire
All AUSD schools have uniform emergency procedures for earthquakes and fires. These procedures were created in collaboration with local law enforcement and are based on best practices. Fire drill procedures are practiced once a month at elementary schools, four times a year at middle schools, and two times a year at high schools. The district as a whole participates in the "Great Shakeout" every October to practice earthquake protocols.