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Information For Students

The administration and teachers of Cambridge Public Schools work hard to make each school the best that it can be for you and your classmates. However, your principal and teachers can only do so much. They need your help. If you see something that is wrong or hear others talking about a problem, please let a teacher know. If you are aware of a classmate who is troubled, reach out to him or her. Tell your classmate to speak with his or her parents, a teacher, a counselor, or an administrator who can help.

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If You Are Sick or Injured
If you are feeling sick or if you’ve been injured, tell your teacher and ask to see the school nurse. Be sure to tell the nurse if you have any special medical needs, so they can help you.

If You Are Feeling Down or Depressed
School can put a lot of pressure on you, and that pressure may feel overwhelming at times. There are many people who can help you. Let your parents know how you feel. Talk to a teacher or counselor. Tell a friend. You’re not alone and others can help you deal with what is bothering you.

Evacuation
If the fire alarm sounds, follow the instructions of your teacher. Walk quickly to the nearest exit. Follow your teacher to the assembly area where your teacher will take attendance to see if anyone is missing. Stay with your classmates and teacher at all times. If you can’t find your teacher, speak to any other teacher. If you are hurt, tell a teacher immediately.

Sheltering
If there is a bad storm or it is unsafe to be outside, you may hear an announcement to shelter. You may be instructed to move from your classroom to the corridor away from any windows. Follow the instructions of your teacher.

Lockdown
If you hear an announcement calling for a “lockdown,” it means someone who may want to hurt others may be in the building. Follow the instructions of your teacher and quickly hide on the floor in a corner of your classroom. Be quiet and keep away from doors and windows. The teacher will turn off the lights. If you’re silent and invisible, it will be hard to find you.

If you have a pass and are in the corridor when you hear the lockdown announcement, go to the nearest classroom. If you hear the lockdown warning while in the bathroom, go to the nearest classroom even it’s not your classroom. If all the classroom doors are closed, hide in the bathroom stalls. Wait there until a teacher comes to you.

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