CDC Want Your Children

Easy as ABC Infographic
Title: Easy as ABC – Three Steps to Protect Your Child During Emergencies in the School Day

Ask how you would be reunited with your child in an emergency of evacuation
Bring extra medications, special food, or supplies your child would need if you were separated overnight
Complete a backpack card and tuck one in your child’s backpack and your wallet



ASK how you would be reunited with your child in an emergency or evacuation
How would you find your child if an emergency happened during the school day?

  • If students had to evacuate, where should parents/guardians go for pick up?
  • How would the school notify you in the event of emergency?


BRING extra medications, special food, or supplies your child would need if you were separated overnight
An emergency might require a sudden sleepover. Tell school administrators about any extra supplies your child may need to safely make it through a night away from home.

  • What essential supplies would your child need if separated from you overnight? (Medications? Inhaler? Milk? Diapers? Battery pack for special equipment?)
  • Does the school have an emergency stockpile of these items? Yes □ No 
  • If your child has special medications, can extras be kept at the school? Yes □ No 
  • What is the school policy for how and when medicine can be administered to your child?


COMPLETE a backpack card and tuck one in your child’s backpack and your wallet
Emergencies are chaotic! Make sure your child or their school knows how to reach you, and who should be called if your phone isn’t working.

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2 Responses to CDC Want Your Children

  1. 173dVietVet says:

    Under what authority does a school have to keep your child from the parent??

    Seems that would constitute kidnapping.

    Our town had a train derailment causing chemical spill with toxic/harmful fumes.

    Police went door to door, in evening, getting all to flee out of lower area where fumes were headed.

    That area included the school. If the chem spill had happened during day, I don’t know where students would be taken, but likely the joint police-Fire station.

    Thinking this might happen in a large city, I still see no reason for children to be kept away from parents.

    My guess is that this is pointed at corona virus hysteria: keep children away from a parent who has to isolate…..After all, it is FOR THE CHILDREN….

  2. Rabbi Will McCubbins says:

    Compulsory education is kidnapping. .

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