Emergency Procedures

In the event of a school closure or campus emergency, 'Iolani School will keep parents informed through phone, e-mail, radio broadcasts, our website (www.iolani.org), and Ohana e-mail. The emergency broadcast station for Hawaii is KSSK AM 590: FM 92.3. Parents may also call the Upper School office at 949-5355 or the Lower School office at 943-2227.

Tsunami Warning

‘Iolani School is not in a tsunami inundation zone and does not have to evacuate. In the event of a Tsunami Warning, ‘Iolani School will adhere to the following procedures:

If a warning is issued by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center through Oahu Civil Defense Agency while school is in session, school personnel will remain with the students until parents can safely pick them up. Oahu Civil Defense advises that parents do not leave a safe area or drive through a danger zone to pick up their child(ren) during a tsunami warning. Wait until the “All Clear” has been announced. Lower School children are to be picked up at the Autoline Gate on Laau Place. Upper School students are to be picked up at the Lower Gym on Kamoku Street. The school will follow instructions from the Oahu Civil Defense Agency through local radio broadcasts.

If the warning is issued before school begins, classes will be canceled and the school will be closed. Parents, Oahu Civil Defense Agency and radio stations will be notified by the Head of School’s Office.

Hurricane/Tropical Storm Warning

The National Weather Service issues Hurricane or Tropical Storm WATCHES 36 hours prior to storm effects. Hurricane or Tropical WARNINGS are issued when one of these storms could affect Oahu in 24 hours or less. When a WATCH is issued, school administrators will monitor the storm and make decisions to close the school before the issuance of a WARNING. The timing of the closure will coincide with the end of a normal school day, if possible. If a warning is issued by Oahu Civil Defense Agency while school is in session, school personnel will remain with the students until parents can safely pick them up. Lower School children are to be picked up at the Autoline Gate on Laau Place. Upper School students are to be picked up at the Lower Gym on Kamoku Street. Parents, Oahu Civil Defense Agency and radio stations will be notified by the Head of School’s Office.

Earthquakes

In the event of an earthquake of significant magnitude, ‘Iolani School will care for students until parents can safely pick them up. Lower School children are to be picked up at the Autoline Gate on Laau Place. Upper School students are to be picked up at the Lower Gym on Kamoku Street. Parents, Oahu Civil Defense Agency and radio stations will be notified by the Head of School’s Office.

Campus Emergency

In the event of an emergency that requires campus containment or school closure, ‘Iolani School will care for students until parents can safely pick them up. Lower School children are to be picked up at the Autoline Gate on Laau Place. Upper School students are to be picked up at the Lower Gym on Kamoku Street. Parents will be notified through phone, e-mail, radio broadcasts, the school website, and Ohana e-mail as to the time when students can be picked up from school.