In an emergency a break down of communication can make a stressful situation chaotic. Therefore we want to discuss with you the procedures we have in a place to help maintain a safe environment for your child, and talk about how you can help facilitate a successful lockdown.
Inclement Weather Closings
Children's World South follows the Broward County School Board policy in the event of inclement weather. If Broward County Public Schools are closed then CWS will be closed. Either location may remain closed for a period time afterwards until it is determined that the building is safe to resume operations.
Our Directors and Executive Staff receive emergency alerts from the Broward Sheriff's Office, Broward School Board, and local municipalities. If an alert comes in that warrants a school lockdown we will begin the campus lockdown procedure.
Keep in mind:
We have to keep all space available for emergency vehicles and personnel. Therefore when the school is placed under lockdown we ask that you do not enter the school property.
-Do not pull into the driveway
-Do not park in our parking spaces
-Do not stand outside the building
-Do not park in an adjacent lot and stand along our property line
During a lockdown nobody is allowed to enter or exit the building
-You will be allowed to enter the school grounds once the all clear signal has been given.
-There is no time limit to how long a lockdown can last, and if needed the school will remain under lockdown after business hours.
-If you go to one of our schools during a lockdown remember the area surrounding the school is considered unsafe, and for your safety we ask that you go to a safe place to wait until we can begin dismissal.
In extreme circumstances we will release the children only if a law enforcement officer is present on the premises.
Campus Emergency Color Codes
Children's World South uses The School Board of Broward County's standardized Emergency Color Codes.
Please see below: