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Family Emergency Planning Resources

Learn more about what Minneapolis Public Schools is doing to make sure children and staff are safe and schools are prepared to handle emergencies.

MPS is improving its ability to respond in an emergency – no matter how large or small. In addition, each school has updated its own plan to respond in an emergency.

Preparing for an emergency is everyone's job. Safety experts agree that the most important things to do to be ready are:

  • Create a family emergency plan and discuss it with all family members.
  • Build a kit so you are able to be self-sufficient for three days after an emergency.
  • Practice your plan so that when an emergency happens, everyone knows his or her role.

For more information, please visit the resources below:

Severe Weather Resources

Pandemic Influenza

  • Pandemic Influenza

Mental Health

Helping Children Cope with Loss, Death, and Grief

Discussing Emergencies with Children
For more information on how to discuss emergencies with children, and for preventing violence, please visit the National Association of School Psychologists.

Community Resources

  • The American Red Cross Twin Cities Area Chapter offers an easy to understand three-step "Get Ready" brochure on this website. A key part of preparing for emergencies is knowing first aid and CPR. Check out the chapter's web site for a full listing of upcoming classes including Adult, Child and Infant CPR and Pet First Aid.
  • Emergency and Community Health Outreach (ECHO) provides emergency information in ten languages.
  • Code Ready is a statewide initiative to help all Minnesotans be informed, organized and connected about emergency preparedness