Situations may arise that will keep you separated from your children during a crisis that takes place while they are at school. The primary defense of our schools in an emergency is to perform a school lockdown. In an actual emergency, the lockdown may last for hours. Some schools have classroom emergency supplies, but few have anything of substance. Consider providing your children a few supplies they can keep in their backpack so they are available if needed.


Here are a few items I have placed in the School Bag Kits for each of children:

Pencil Case (to hold everything)

Chemical Light Stick


Mask (N95 type)

Adhesive Bandages

Emergency Blanket

Drink Pouch

Granola Bar

Fruit Leather x2

List or Emergency Contacts / Family  Emergency Plan

School Bag Kit