It is the priority of St. Joseph Parish to secure the safety of all of our students, catechists and volunteers during our faith formation program hours.
We continue to work with our catechists who have offered their time and expertise to be on our crisis team. We have also met with Paul Haley, Emergency Management Coordinator for the City of Trenton. The good news is we are on the right track with our current student pick-up policy, securing the school building during class times, and development of a crisis plan in the event of an emergency.
It is difficult to prepare everyone for an emergency situation, however we have discussed several scenarios and have practiced responses with all of our catechists and volunteers. There is great comfort in knowing we have a plan, we feel we are as prepared as we can be, and are able to respond appropriately.
We are asking for the cooperation of our families to assist us in keeping our students safe. Here are the guidelines necessary for you to follow in orer to accomplish this.
*NO PARENTS OR GUARDIANS WILL BE ALLOWED IN THE SCHOOL BUILDING UNLESS YOU ARE A VOLUNTEER DURING FAITH FORMATION CLASS TIME. DOORS WILL REMAIN LOCKED. NO EXCEPTIONS.
You will be notified of an emergency situation by one of the following ways:
MyParishApp (download at myparishapp.com) Available on Apple and Android phones only;
Parish Website: www.stjosephtrenton.com;
Phone/text message (last resort)
**The first notification will be given by MyParishApp. This is the fastest and most preferred way.
*Please do not come to the school or church in the event of a lockdown or evacuation situation.
* Do not attempt to contact your student until you are cleared to do so. If we are in a lockdown situation, we do not want phones ringing when we must be silent and still.
*If we must evacuate to another area, the fire department through the emergency coordinator, will secure busses to transport us to another location. You will be notified where to come for the reunification process. Your child(ren) will only be released to the person(s) you list on the student pick up form. NO EXCEPTIONS.
St. Joseph Catholic Church 2565 Third Street Trenton, Michigan 734-676-9082