• Administrator's Corner

  • Upcoming District Emergency Drills


    • Please see the below changes to the emergency drill dates due to the Saddleridge Fire.

    • The 2019 Fall Districtwide Earthquake Drill will be held in conjunction with the Great California Shakeout on Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 10:15 a.m. Every LAUSD school is to participate. The updated Reference Guide is available on the LAUSD Emergency Documents page of the Emergency Services website. Drill date extended to end of October for LDNE and LDNW schools.

    • The 2019 Fall Semester Radio Test conducted in conjunction with districtwide emergency drills will take place on Tuesday, October 22, 2019, beginning at 10:00 a.m. The updated Emergency Radio Communication Tree is available. A communications test of all District employee and parent/guardian phone numbers will also be conducted that day via Blackboard Connect. Please calendar these drills.

Schools should maintain a record of all their emergency drills. Both the Fire Department and the Office of Environmental Health and Safety audit and issue citations to schools for failure to comply with the mandated drill schedule. Schools can follow the reference guide, "Emergency Drills and Procedures," and use the Emergency Drill Data Worksheet to record their drill activity. The worksheet can then be used to enter data on the LAUSD Post-Emergency Drill Survey website. The Emergency Drill Frequency Chart includes the types of required drill and how often they must be conducted at each grade level to meet requirements.


Emergency Drills Chart

Use the  Emergency Drill Triage Kit to make your disaster drills a bit more challenging. The kit includes 40 numbered tags have different injuries printed on them and otyher materials, so that your Search and Rescue and Triage teams can practice their skills.

Hand out the tags to selected students before the drill, and then during the drill check to see if the "victims" are found, identified, and taken to the appropriate location. By exercising the system, teachers will learn and practice the skills that will help them in a real disaster. The victim tags fit into a standard-size plastic name badge.  



LAUSD Crisis Letter Templates
 for schools to use to inform parents of an emergency or crisis that impacted the school.
  • Key Dates from Emergency Services 2019-2020

    Calendar Icon Week of January 27-31, 2020 - Spring Semester LOCKDOWN Drill
    (drill changed to accomodate new requirement per Superintendent that a lockdown drill be conducted within the first 30 days of each semester. New drill guidance will be issued in Spring 2020 to reflect changes in requirements)

    Calendar Icon January 28, 2020 - Spring Semester Radio Test


A one-page information sheet (English/Spanish) explaining what parents can expect at school during an emergency.
Several Federal agencies (Department of Education, FEMA, Department of Justice, FBI, Department of Homeland Security, and Department of Health and Human Services) worked together to produce Guide for Developing High-Quality School Emergency Operations Plans for K-12 schools.

Assesses and evaluates hazards on and off-campus, designed to be completed by the School Safety Committee. LAUSD Vulnerability Tool

Interested in disaster communications? Wondering how you might make your school more disaster-resilient? Looking for a technology project for students and staff? Are you a HAM radio operator? Take the LAUSD Amateur Radio Survey today!


Emergency-related time reporting: 
  • If you have any comments or documents that you are willing to share, please e-mail them to jill.barnes@lausd.net.