Letter to Emerson Families

May 17, 2019

Dear Emerson Families,

Emerson School is dedicated to maintaining a strong partnership with parents in our effort to provide the very best education for students. A key to that partnership is open communication. For this reason, I want to make you aware of the facts surrounding the school evacuation that occurred today.

At 2:15 p.m., Emerson School had an emergency school evacuation when the fire alarm sounded. We followed established emergency procedures and evacuated students and staff members.

The Maywood Fire Department responded quickly to our school and once the building had been carefully checked and cleared, we re-entered and resumed our school day. We practice safety procedures regularly, and we are very pleased with how smoothly we were able to evacuate and with our ability to account quickly for the safety of everyone in our charge.

Our students behaved admirably, which made it possible for us to do our jobs efficiently, for us to re-enter the building calmly, and for us to resume the teaching and learning for which we are here. Please commend your child for his/her excellent behavior during the evacuation, and if you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact us.


Tyrone Smith