Mount Agung Update 9 – November 27

Mount Agung Update #9 — this naming-by-number system is getting pretty silly I know! 🙂

Dear Green School Community,

Mt. Agung’s status has changed from our previous email to level 4, which is the highest level of alert. Like before, we could stay at this level for some time, so it is good to regularly review the emails you have received from school and keep your home and school materials prepared.

In the event that there is an explosive eruption or we see ashfall at school, we will begin our early pick/evacuation procedures into action. We need your help to stay prepared, so please note these action items

Parent’s (your) Action Items (Please READ #13 CAREFULLY)

Please ensure that you note the following actions and respond as needed. Our combined efforts will minimise miscommunications and provide a calm process for preparing your child and for picking-up your child.

  1. Most importantly, please ensure you have updated your emergency contact details. To do this, please email us (admissions@greenschool.org)

  2. Keep your phone switched on and with you at all times and check sms and email regularly.

  3. If you have a driver, we invite you to ask your driver to remain on campus all day after drop off. There is a warung area in the car park where drivers socialise and remind them to keep their phones on.

  4. If you drop your child off yourself, please keep your phone on and come directly to school if you receive a message to collect your child.

  5. Parents are invited to stay on campus if you wish, particularly of younger children. We have space for parents to work from the Upstairs Warung and there are plenty of activities on campus.

  6. With regards to pick up procedures, parents are encouraged to clearly communicate the pick-up procedures to their drivers in the event that an evacuation should occur and all of us should follow traffic flow directions given by our security staff.

  7. BioBuses will transport children booked on the bus, as per the usual route.

  8. Any children not collected within an hour of the alert, will be moved to a house across the road from School (across from the Visitor Security Post) and may be picked-up from there.

  9. If you have car-pooling arrangements, please sms Ibu Novi on 0811-3809-298 and email your class/homeroom teacher to advise who your child will be traveling home with.

  10. Please put the School’s emergency contact numbers in your phone 0361 469875 or 0811-3809-298.

  11. Please take a moment to talk with your child about the pick-up procedures, including older children who might normally make their own transport arrangements.

  12. It is very important that we know when children will be late in the morning or if your family has decided to make alternative travel arrangements and will not be at school. Please send this note to your classroom teacher and to the Deputy Head of your Learning Neighborhood — Ibu Russlee (russlee@greenschool.org) for Early Years, Ibu Nicki (nicki.lorenzini@greenschool.org) for Primary School, Pak Sal (sal@greenschool.org) for Middle School or Pak Josh (josh.wise@greenschool.org) for High School.

  13. Please pack your child’s mask, a pair of swim goggles, a long sleeve shirt and any other items you would like your child to have on hand. (We do have masks at school for everyone, but packing your own is very helpful.)

Donations and Supporting The Evacuees (Kopernik)

Our generous Green School parents are again collecting items for the evacuees. The main drop off point is at the Bale near the farm stand. Keep an eye on the Green School Facebook page where volunteers are listing items they need. Currently, there is a call out for t-shirts. Please donate old shirts and/or a triple layer of t-shirt material. These are made into masks for areas where there are shortages.

As always, parents are our partners when it comes to the Green School children and we want to say thank you for staying up-to-date via our emails and for supporting and encouraging your child to remain calm. Please ensure you have read your action items and attended to any points necessary.

See you tomorrow :), unless you hear from us otherwise of course.

Thank you! Yours in safety.

Leslie Medema, Head of Learning

Wayan Carma, Head of Learning Environment

Kate Druhan, Chair, Green School Board of Management

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