• Emergency Procedure

    To ensure the safety of our students and staff, each year we plan and practice emergency procedures, including fire drills, evacuation drills, lockdown drills, and tornado drills. You will receive information about planned drills at Garfield throughout the year.

    In the event of a full-school evacuation, our primary evacuation site is Truscott Elementary at 211 W. 6th Street, and our secondary evacuation site is the Hillcrest Home at 535 N. Douglas. To ensure that students are reunited with families in a safe and orderly manner, Garfield has a reunification plan in place for on-site closures and off-site evacuations.

    Communication about emergency procedures, evacuations, and school closures will be made through the ParentLink phone/email system. Please be sure to keep your information current with our office, so that we can reach you in the event of an emergency.