Emergency Planning

Kazoo School Drill Schedule

All schools are required to conduct 5 fire drills, 2 tornado drills, and 3 shelter drills each school year. In addition, we are required to post information on each drill after it is conducted to our website.

These are the drills that have been conducted in the 2018-19 school year:

Fire Drills

September 14 at 9:50 am
October 17 at 1:15 pm
November 8 at 11:10 am

Tornado Drills

November 13 at 11:15 am

Shelter Drills

October 4 at 10:15 am

February 20 at 11:15 am


Emergency Planning Archive

Sonita Newbury-Schau, Head of School, and Kathryn Hsu-Bishop, Director of Programs, are the individuals responsible for conducting these drills.


Risk Management

Kazoo School has a Risk Management committee whose work is to identify areas of risk, whether external or internal and create a plan of action if any needs arise. The Risk Management Committee began meeting a year ago to look at procedures and policies faculty and staff follow to ensure the safety of the students. They are  working to provide each teacher with an emergency bag to be used on all field trips. They also worked with a local security expert to identify areas of the physical space we can update and improve to increase safety. We also have an Emergency Operations Plan in place that has been approved by the Mike Corfman, Kalamazoo County Emergency Manager.