St. Martin's maintains an effective, state-approved emergency management plan from the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA). The plan includes a broad range of subject matters and procedures.
In the case of an emergency (inclement weather, school closings, etc.), St. Martin’s will use several modes of communication to share information with our community.
In the event of inclement weather that is hazardous to students' safety, St. Martin's School will be closed.
The Headmaster will make the final decision to close the school and information will be communicated to school families in the following ways, assuming that phones and other technology are in operation.
- An Emergency Bulletin will be posted on the school website. It will appear as a pop-up message upon visiting the website and then will remain as a banner across the top of each web page.
- Email announcements and/or e-newsletter (PushPage) emails will be sent to all school families.
- The school web calendar will note that school is closed and appropriate events will be canceled or postponed.
- The school uses the Calling Post telephone service to send a voice message to all families. The phone service is based out of state, so an unusual area code may appear on the incoming telephone call.
- The school will notify local radio and TV stations; however, the stations may take up to an hour to add St. Martin's to their scrolling lists of school closings.
- Messages will also be posted on the school Facebook and Twitter accounts.
If events should occur during the school day which would cause the school to be closed early (sudden snowstorm, power failure, etc.), every effort will be made to contact parents either at home or at work through the methods listed above. It is very important that families promptly notify the school of any changes in phone numbers and email addresses.