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The ABCs of Back to School Preparedness

With school bells ringing across the nation, it is time for parents and guardians to get familiar with the emergency plan at your child's school or daycare.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) outline steps as easy as ABC to keep your child safe at school or daycare:

  1. Ask how you will reunite with your child in an emergency or evacuation.
  2. Bring extra medication, special foods, or supplies that your child might need.
  3. Complete a backpack contact information card.

If your child has an access or functional need, be sure to meet with a school official to discuss plans for how the school will provide for his or her safety. For more information about emergency preparedness for parents, educators, and kids, visit www.ready.gov/kids.

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