Emergency Procedures

  • The San Mateo Union High School District is a member of the San Mateo County Coalition for Safe Schools and Communities. Through this collaborative process, the Coalition produced the Big Five, a common emergency plan adopted by all San Mateo County school districts and law enforcement agencies. The Big Five protocol supports high-quality training for school staff and community members and ensures clear channels of communication among schools, first responders, parents, and community members should an emergency occur.

    Additional information can be found on the San Mateo County Office of Education’s website.

  • Emergency Contact Information

    Parents/guardians are required to provide an accurate and current record which includes home address, telephone number, business address and telephone number of the parent/guardian, and the name, address and telephone number of a relative or friend who is authorized to care for the student in case of an emergency situation if the parent/guardian cannot be reached.  

    How can a parent/guardian add emergency contact information?

    • To add an emergency contact or change the family’s phone contacts, please notify the school immediately by calling Data Analyst at 650-558-2719. 
    • All address changes require a new Verification of Residence form to be completed at the District Office (See Student Services). 
    • Changes to a student’s Educational Rights Holder (e.g., guardian with whom the school can share student information) must also be done at the District Office’s Student Services Office. 

    Big Five Emergency Safety Plan

    Capuchino High School administration works closely with the San Mateo Union High School District and the San Mateo County Office of Education in the implementation of the Big Five Emergency Response protocol. Staff at Capuchino High School have been trained in these elements and stages periodic emergency drills to practice these protocols. 

    For more information about the Big Five, please refer to the San Mateo County Office of Education's Big Five Initial Response Website

    CHS Safety Plan

    Immediate Action Response: The Big Five

    When an emergency occurs, it is critical that staff members take immediate steps to protect themselves, their students, and other people on campus. Become familiar with The Big Five, and be prepared to perform all assigned responsibilities.

The Big Five: Immediate Action Response