The Emergency Preparedness Committee (EPC) needs new members!

Ross Road School’s Emergency Supplies Container. Click image to read more about the EPC.

The Ross Road Emergency Preparedness Committee (EPC) is looking for parents to help or join us for the 2012-2013 school year. Along with school administration, the EPC helps to adapt, implement and update the school’s emergency program.

Here are some of the things that the EPC does:

  • Maintain familiarity with the school’s emergency response procedures.
  • Ensure all class ‘grab & go bags’ are properly stocked.
  • Update the emergency response procedures, including the designation of staff for response functions.
  • Update the student identification forms and student release forms.
  • Liaise with the PAC for appropriate funding.
  • Manage an inventory of ‘equipment & supplies list’ and replace resources as necessary. (ex. food rations, water, batteries etc.)
  • Organize and implement a program of drills and exercises, and supervise their conduct and evaluation as part of the school curriculum.
  • Maintain regular contact with parents through meetings and newsletters.

>> Please contact Barb Woznow at for more information.


Speaking of emergency response procedures, don’t forget that this afternoon (Friday, May 11) Ross Road will be enacting a full Emergency Release Drill in conjunction with Emergency Preparedness Week. Parents or Emergency Release alternates are asked to pick up their students between 1:30pm – 2:45pm. Please bring ID.