Emergency Contact Information for Teachers
Emergency Contact Information
Accidents are inevitable, so you must be prepared with all emergency contact information.
- Check with school and/or district offices for copies of their standard rremergency card or a comparable form requesting emergency contact information.
- Send the emergency card home with students during the first week of rrschool.
- Know your students’ medical history and how to get in touch with parents or guardians during an emergency. This is critical.
- Make sure that parents provide information about any health concerns or rrallergies.
- Keep a copy of all relevant phone numbers (or a photocopy of the emerrrgency card) easily accessible.
- Determine if it is advisable to provide your personal phone number to rrparents. Although this is a personal choice, it is not recommended. It is better to provide the school phone number to parents instead.
Recommended Emergency Contact Information
- Phone numbers—work, home, cell phone, and a relative’s
- Addresses—home, work, and a relative’s
- E-mail addresses—parents, guardians, a relative
- Contact information for a close family friend
- Names of people allowed to pick the student up from school (depending rron the student’s age)
- Health concerns
- Medical conditions
- Special needs
- Never handle blood without gloves.
- Never attempt to move an injured student. Call for help.
- Never give medication to a student. (Only a nurse or designated office rrstaff is authorized to give out medication.)
- Never diagnose an illness or condition.
- Refer a student to the nurse or the office if in doubt about a situation.
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