Parent's Guide to Emergencies

Please read the following documents so you know what to do in case of an emergency.  The documents will explain what you should expect if there is an emergency at your child's school.  

A sobering reality is that the leading cause of death for children between the ages of 5 and 14 in Los

Angeles County is traffic collisions. To change this reality, the Los Angeles Unified School District, in

partnership with the City of Los Angeles’ Department of Transportation (LADOT), is working to improve

the safe routes of travel to and from our schools. Engaging our youth, parents/guardians and the greater

school community is vital to ending traffic deaths and serious injuries. Through education and

innovation, we can safeguard our pedestrians, bicyclists, drivers, and skateboarders.

Considering recent pedestrian traffic incidents near schools, it is important to be reminded about the

resources available to help make the travel to and from our schools as safe as possible. Attached are

flyers to be shared with students and families that serve as reminders on how to safely navigate school


Additionally, Los Angeles Unified’s Safe School Traffic Program provides parents and school

administrators comprehensive information on other ways to address traffic safety issues. The Office of

Environmental Health and Safety’s (OEHS) Reference Guide 4492.2, School Traffic Safety provides

guidance to school administrators in requesting traffic surveys, speed limit signs, pavement markings,

crossing guards and other assistance to resolve traffic safety issues. Principals may request a traffic

safety assessment from OEHS to determine how best to improve the flow of traffic around their school.

OEHS will engage LADOT or appropriate agency on behalf of school administrators which helps

streamline the process.

For assistance or additional information, please contact the Office of Environmental Health and Safety

at (213) 241-3199, via email at [email protected], or by visiting the OEHS website at