Epes Elementary School

855 Lucas Creek Road     Newport News, VA 23608     Phone: (757) 886-7755     Fax: (757) 989-0015

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Lockdown Procedures for Parents

Be reassured that all staff members at Epes are prepared and have had frequent drills with students regarding lock-down procedures. 

Parents must understand in advance that if their child’s school is in lockdown, then the best thing they can do is stay away and do not call the school or the Administration offices. The reasons for staying away are: responding parents could cause traffic to be blocked, preventing responders from getting to the school; parents could be in extreme danger from the cause of the lockdown; and parents could be in danger of arrest, detention or violence from responding police.

Parents will be unable to get in the building and no student will be released. They should not call the school because phones must be kept open to communicate if the situation escalates. When the administrators and the response deem it safe for students to leave the building, students will be dismissed from a specific location. 

Student must understand that lockdowns are serious and they must immediately comply with orders from staff.



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