At RMS, school safety is a top priority. Through collaboration with the other schools on the Chavez Education Complex, a school emergency & safety plan was created in August to ensure the safety of students and staff. The Big Five team meets regularly to review the plan and design monthly emergency drills such as Earthquake Drills, Fire Drills, Secure Campus, Lockdown/Barricade, and Campus Evacuation. The emergency plan contains responsibilities for certificated personnel, emergency procedures, emergency telephone numbers, and emergency communication signals that will alert students and staff in case of an emergency. Each classroom has an emergency kit and classroom evacuation map. All teachers have an emergency folder that includes emergency procedures, student rosters, signal cards and other important safety information. Safety information is shared with students during Advisory Classes and through the RMS Student News. Our school works closely with the East Palo Alto Police Department and Menlo Park Fire Department.