On Thursday, October 17th, the 30th anniversary of the Loma Prieta earthquake, we had a special school-wide safety drill. For a few minutes that day, Laurel students and staff practiced how we "Drop, Cover, and Hold On," in the event of an earthquake. In fact, every month we hold a safety drill to practice our Laurel emergency response procedures. Our staff is trained on the "Big 5" Safety Protocols outlined by the San Mateo County Office of Education and we follow these procedures along with all the schools in MPCSD. If you are interested in learning more about our emergency preparedness, more information is available online here. As always, feel free to email me if you have any questions. Keeping everyone safe is top priority at Laurel!