Emergency School Closing

Except in cases of emergency, schools will be kept open in accordance with the school calendar. When it’s necessary to close schools due to inclement weather or other emergencies, radio stations WOBM (FM) 92.7, and WJRZ (FM) 100.1. will make the announcement (or visit our website: http://rlhs.barnegatschools.com/). You will also receive a School Messenger alert from our school district.

Parents and students are asked not to call the school. Incoming phone inquiries close needed phone lines necessary for school district communication and emergencies. All school closing information will be available from local radio station announcements. With your help in this matter, our phone lines will remain open, and we will be able to assist you with any emergency.

Students should be informed where they are to go in the event of on emergency closing. Arrangements should be made ahead of time; this will help ensure the safety and well being of all our children. Please make sure that you complete and return the Emergency Closing of School card that is sent home in the beginning of the school year.

EMERGENCY RESPONSE PLAN

As you may be aware, a portion of this county may be affected in the event of a problem at the Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station. The state, county, and your municipality have combined resources to prepare a detailed plan for any emergency. While it is highly unlikely that a plant condition could warrant protective actions, it is wise that our parents be prepared for this remote possibility. Parents are reminded to review and complete the KI- Potassium Iodine information sent home at the beginning of the year.

In the event of an emergency, the first action may be IN-PLACE PROTECTION/SHELTERING- which means just that. Students will remain indoors to reduce or eliminate potential exposure. If the plant condition continues, long before the public is in danger, the Superintendent of Schools will order an evacuation. Specific plans have been developed for transporting school children to safe locations.

Students registered in the Horbelt School will be transferred, with adult supervision, to StocktonState College in Pomona, NJ(Atlantic County). Students will be registered and cared for until the arrival of a parent or guardian. Please remember to bring proper identification.

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