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.

The Big Five: Immediate Action Response
  • Burlingame High School students and staff regularly throughout the school year participate in emergency drills and exercises in order to enhance the level of preparedness for emergencies and/or disasters. In the case of an actual emergency, a BHS or District Office administrator will communicate directly with families via ParentConnect, our automated phone dialer system.