Beaver Island Community School Emergency Action Plan

School Emergency Action Plan Information

The current Beaver Island Community School Emergency Action Plan (EAP) is up-to-date, with actions and procedures that are practiced regularly. BICS requires employee safety and emergency action training in order to instigate and implement the EAP for the school or the school district. BICS takes seriously the safety concerns from families, employees, students, and the community. We call upon our school community to renew a determination to keep children safe by reporting any safety concerns to a school principal or the district office.

Emergency Drills

BICS practices several drills each year, including school lock-downs, hit-the-deck drills, tornado and emergency actions and evacuations in the event of intruders, fire, or other circumstances.

Law Enforcement

BICS works closely with law enforcement in order to coordinate communications, the EAP, and identify areas of concern. BICS is responsive to make adjustments when or if gaps in safety protocols are discovered.

Safety Procedures

In order to continue to improve school safety, the school is reviewing the district-wide EAP, and school site implementations. BICS has safety protocol for school visitors, traffic flow during school start and end times, mandatory check-in at the school office, designated entrances and exits, and so forth. BICS will send home notices prior to a drill that involves law enforcement. All school volunteers must go through a district-level screening.

Emergency Action Plan (EAP)

For security purposes, our district-wide BICS Emergency Action Plan is not available on our website for public viewing. Protocols and procedures are in place and practiced regularly and in conjunction with local law enforcement. BICS administration and teachers know the action plan, and have access to it on site, and online.

The EAP organizational system used by BICS is designed to be applied to any emergency. It is based on the Incident Command System, a proven emergency management tool to organize an emergency response.

"Families trust our school to keep their children safe during the day. The reality is, however, that schools may be touched either directly or indirectly by a crisis at any time. Knowing what to do when faced with a crisis can mean the difference between calm and chaos, courage and fear, life and death" 

-BICS Emergency Action Plan