The storm hit a bit earlier than I expected it to and the school did a severe weather drill. All the kids were taken to safe places and in most cases were on their knees with their hands over their heads or were under tables in rooms with no windows. They stayed that way for about 20 minutes or so and I'll give the kids their dues, they did really well. I was near some of the kids and they stayed on the floor with their hands over their heads with their bums in the air for the whole time. Looking outside the wind and rain were whipping around really fast and the sky was really dark. When the storm passed and the kids all went back to class I went back to the media center for a few minutes and then left to come home. The school principal emailed all the parents to let them know about the drill the kids had done and to also let the 1st Grade parents (me being one of them!) that they had been in touch with the kids that were on their field trip and that they were all fine.
Good morning, CE Parents!
This morning, we did execute our severe weather procedures. The students and staff did a wonderful job!
We were also in close contact with our 1st grade teachers who were on a field trip at Clowes Hall. They also followed the severe weather procedure in place at Clowes and are now enjoying the play. We anticipate they will return to school approximately 30 minutes later than scheduled.
At this time, students are safe and following our regular schedule!
The storm has passed over us now but here is a screen shot from the local CBS station showing the radar picture for a little while ago. I don't think I have to explain that green is rain, yellow is a bit more rain and red is fecking shed loads of rain!