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Emergency Drills and Schedule

Emergency Preparedness Drills

 The safety and welfare of our students and staff are our highest priorities.  To provide schools an opportunity to practice emergency response procedures, the Superintendent of Schools has asked all students and staff to participate in District-wide emergency preparedness drills.

The goal of the drills is to improve our ability to protect students, save lives, and reduce injuries. As part of the drill, the students and staff will participate in the activation of our school’s Integrated Safe School Plan. For information about how your school prepares for emergencies, you may check the website Information is available in five languages.

 Please make sure that all contact information for your child is current at school, so that in the event of an actual emergency, we can reach you.

Please discuss with your child your family’s home emergency preparedness plan. Several resources are available to help you prepare. The American Red Cross has outstanding materials. You can obtain Red Cross materials from their website: or by calling the Los Angeles Chapter at (310) 445-9900.

If you have any questions or need further information, please do not hesitate to call our school office at (818)-347-9220.


WHECES Emergency Drills Schedule


(subject to change)


September 12, 2019          8:55 am                  fire/earthquake drill

October 11, 2019             11:00 am                  shelter in place

October 30, 2019             10:55 am                  fire/earthquake

November 1, 2019             8:30 am                  Great Shakeout Drill

November 7, 2019             1:25 pm                   fire/earthquake

December 6, 2019             9:00 am                   lockdown drill

December 9, 2019             8:55 am                   fire/earthquake drill

January 16, 2020             10:55 pm                   fire/earthquake drill

February 6, 2020               1:25 pm                   fire/earthquake drill

February 28, 2020             9:00 am                   shelter in place

March 5, 2020                   8:55 pm                   fire/earthquake drill

March 26, 2020                 11:00 am                  lockdown drill

April 2, 2020                      10:55 am                 fire/earthquake drill

May 5, 2020                        1:25 pm                 fire/earthquake drill

June 4, 2020                       8:55 am                 fire/earthquake drill


Shelter in place – staying in a safe indoor location due to community threat, severe weather conditions, or an environmental hazard.

Lockdown – staying in a safe indoor location due to an on campus threat.