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In Case of Emergency

It is important for everyone to know what procedures we take in the event of a significant earthquake or other emergency situation. Below, are the various procedures/protocols put into place for the students and staff here at Porter.
  • Students will be evacuated to the PE fields and supervised until it is deemed safe to return to the classrooms.
  • If it is not deemed safe to re-enter the classrooms, students will remain on the PE field until they are picked up by a parent, guardian or someone on their emergency form. The adult must have proper identification (i.e. Driver’s License, State Issued ID, Passport).
  • If it is not deemed safe to remain on campus, students and staff will be relocated to a safe site chosen by LAUSD. In the event that we must be relocated, our relocation sites are either Haskell Elementary School (15850 Tulsa St., Granada Hills, CA 91344) or Vintage Magnet School (15848 Stare St., North Hills, CA 91343).  Here they are picked up by a parent, guardian or someone on their emergency form. The adult must have proper identification (i.e. Driver’s License, State Issued ID, Passport).
If such an emergency occurs, please follow these steps to pick up your child:
1. Park somewhere in the neighborhood and bring photo identification.
2. Walk onto campus through the Parking Lot off of Montgomery Avenue.
3. Proceed walking up to the Request Gate. The Request Gate is on the Montgomery Ave. Parking Lot near the Student Cafeteria.
4. At the Request Gate, you will show your photo identification and give the name of the student you are picking up.
5. After requesting the student, proceed to continue south towards the Reunion Gate, located just before the PE Field.
6. Your child will meet you at the Reunion Gate and you can then leave campus with your child safely.
If there is a need to evacuate off campus, please look for communication from the school and/or district with details as to where the students have been evacuated. Once the off campus site has been established, there will be a Request Gate and Reunion Gate established. We will then follow steps #4 - #6 above.
In the case of a school wide lockdown situation, students will not be released until the “all clear” has been given by the Principal / LAUSD / Law Enforcement Agency. For your own safety, we ask that you please follow Law Enforcement’s advice during a Lockdown.
As a reminder, please make sure all of the information (phone numbers, address, emergency contacts) on your emergency card is accurate. If you need to make any changes to your emergency card, please visit Porter's Attendance Office.