Emergency & Safety
Comprehensive School Safety Plans:
Corte Madera School
Wildfire Safety Information
PVSD is committed to ensuring the safety of students, staff, and visitors to our campuses. The District has developed plans and procedures to address a wide variety of potential disruptions.
Phone System Failure
In the event of a primary phone system failure (e.g., during a power outage), the these lines may be used to call in to each office. These are single-line numbers, so you may encounter a busy signal. If so, please be patient and try again, and limit calls to urgent matters only.
District Office: (650) 851-3700
Corte Madera: (650) 529-8553
Ormondale: (650) 529-2086
Note: Calls to these lines will only be monitored during times when the primary phone is not functioning.
Air Quality Protocol FAQ
In today’s California, destructive large-scale fires are becoming more common. Even when fires burn hundreds of miles away, the impact on the air in the Bay Area can be felt for days, sometimes weeks. Parents, educators, students and community members are right to be concerned about air quality.
PVSD serves a vital role for not only the education of our children, but ensuring their safety and security. Families depend on the District to remain open as long as it is able to serve and protect students, and doing so is our top priority. We recognize that parents are the best judges of the conditions under which their students should attend school when schools remain open during days with poor air quality.
PVSD has developed these FAQs to help guide parent understanding of the District response to poor air quality:
- What resources does PVSD use to make decisions about air quality and our response?
- At what point will PVSD keep students indoors due to air quality concerns?
- How does PVSD monitor students who are considered a “sensitive group?”
- When the Air Quality Index (AQI) is concerning while children are at school, what further measures will PVSD take to decrease exposure?
- What steps can parents take to support their child during poor air quality?
- Can parents keep their children home during periods of poor air quality and will the absence be excused?
- Under what conditions and when will PVSD schools be closed due to poor air quality?
- Are PVSD staff required to report to work under conditions of poor air quality and what accommodations can be made for their safety?
- Will PVSD be required to “make up” days that schools are closed?
- Where can parents find the latest information from PVSD regarding air quality and school closures?
- To whom should parents and staff direct questions or provide input regarding air quality and school closures?