The Garvey Intermediate staff and students practice emergency drills each month to ensure all are prepared for actual emergencies.
Fire Drills are initiated by a series of 3 bells rung 12 times. Students evacuate immediately along assigned routes to designated outside areas.
Earthquake Drills are initiated by a pre-selected time in which students and staff drop and cover. After one minute, students and staff evacuate to designated outside areas.
Lock Down Drills are initiated by a single one-minute bell. Students immediately proceed to the nearest open room. All doors are immediately locked. Should an emergency take place before school, students immediately report to homeroom.
Students are expected to not talk, or horseplay during drills.
Teachers are empowered to make decisions necessary to ensure the safety of students. Should a teacher issue an order that is contrary to the practice drill, it must be obeyed.