Sample Tornado Preparedness Guide

Whenever there is a ‘tornado watch’ or ‘tornado warning’ in effect and/or if there is a possibility that students will be travelling during the storm, hold the departure of students who walk and who take buses until after the storm has passed. Buses “do not provide protection” from severe storms.

Role of Teachers, Coaches, Intramural Supervisors

  • Prior to outside physical activities, check the weather forecast for severe thunderstorm watches or warnings when appropriate. When outside, watch for identifying features.
  • Communicate to students’ severe weather conditions (severe thunderstorms and tornado watches/warnings).
  • Actions that Must be Taken: