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    Boy under the table during an earthquake During an earthquake, students and staff will drop, cover, and hold on until the shaking stops. Once the shaking has stopped, teachers will check for injured students in their classroom, and evacuate everyone to the athletic field, playground, or other secured open area on campus. Evacuation is necessary following an earthquake because of possible damage to the buildings and aftershocks. Each teacher has a designated area on the field for their students, and all students are accounted for. Teams of school staff members conduct search and rescue, emergency first aid, and other disaster operations following an earthquake.
    Request and reunion gate stations are set up at each school site to allow parents to take students home. If there has been earthquake damage to a school, students will not be allowed to re-enter buildings until they have been inspected by the Office of Environmental Health and Safety.

    See the Resources page for general earthquake preparedness information for your family.