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For your convenience, here are some useful Safety & Security links:

 

  • shoreline.edu/emergencypreparedness
  • shoreline.edu/emergencyresponseplan
  • shoreline.edu/evacuationplan
  • shoreline.edu/closure
  • Staff Parking Lot (adjacent to building 1400): Closed on Friday, March 29 for Repaving Work

    The small staff parking lot adjacent to building 1400 will be closed all day on Friday, March 29, 2019 for repaving. Work will include the resurfacing of the lot, striping of stalls, as well as creating an accessible path from the west parking lots.

    The lot is expected to be reopened the morning of Monday, April 1.

    While we have timed this for a Friday during the break to minimize the impact to our campus community and neighbors, noise and odor result from paving work. While the noise and odor are anticipated to be minimal, should you require a temporary relocation or any other accommodation, please contact Human Resources at (206) 546-5880.

    Thank you for your patience and support while we work to improve this vital connection into campus.

    Sincerely,
    Jason Francois
    Director-Facilities
    (206) 546-4514
    jfrancois@shoreline.edu

    Free parking days: Spring quarter 2019

    Per President Roberts’ request, there will be designated free parking days that occur on campus at the start of each quarter, spanning the first day of international orientation through the first few days of the quarter.

    For spring quarter 2019, the free parking days will be: March 25 – April 5.

    Safety & Security will post signage on the parking machines on these days.

    Note: Vehicles parked illegally will still be cited.

    Reminder: Fire evacuation drill in FOSS, March 29

    On Friday, March 29th, 2019, at 2:00 PM, Safety & Security will be conducting a Fire Evacuation Drill in Building 5000 (FOSS). This drill is designed to give students, staff, and visitors the opportunity to practice emergency procedures in a simulated but safe environment. This also gives employees tasked with emergency duties (Safety & Security and Building Evacuation Monitors) an opportunity to train for emergency situations.

    The alarm will be triggered at 2:00 PM and all occupants must evacuate the building and will be directed to designated assembly areas. Safety & Security and Building Evacuation Monitors will be conducting sweeps of the building to ensure all occupants are out and safe. Once the building has been confirmed as clear, the alarm will be silenced, the drill will be completed, and occupants will be allowed to enter the building and resume their normal activities.

    Please note, if you are in the building when the alarm sounds, it is MANDATORY that you evacuate.

    If you have any questions. Please contact the Safety & Security Department in Room 5102.

    Fire evacuation drill in FOSS, March 29

    On Friday, March 29th, 2019, at 2:00 PM, Safety & Security will be conducting a Fire Evacuation Drill in Building 5000 (FOSS). This drill is designed to give students, staff, and visitors the opportunity to practice emergency procedures in a simulated but safe environment. This also gives employees tasked with emergency duties (Safety & Security and Building Evacuation Monitors) an opportunity to train for emergency situations.

    The alarm will be triggered at 2:00 PM and all occupants must evacuate the building and will be directed to designated assembly areas. Safety & Security and Building Evacuation Monitors will be conducting sweeps of the building to ensure all occupants are out and safe. Once the building has been confirmed as clear, the alarm will be silenced, the drill will be completed, and occupants will be allowed to enter the building and resume their normal activities.

    Please note, if you are in the building when the alarm sounds, it is MANDATORY that you evacuate.

    If you have any questions. Please contact the Safety & Security Department in Room 5102.

    What you need to know about Rave Alert messages

    With the many weather-related campus closures this month, several people have asked when and how Rave Alert messages are sent at the College. Here are some explanations and tips to help everyone understand how to get the most out of this tool.

    What is Rave Alert?

    • Rave Alert is an automated emergency messaging system that the College can activate to send an urgent message to students and employees via text, email, voicemail, and social media.

    Who receives Rave Alert messages?

    • Current students and employees are automatically subscribed to Rave Alert, using the information we have in the College database.
    • Community members (those who do not have Shoreline email addresses) can voluntarily opt-in to receive alerts by signing up on the Community Member Alert web page.
    • The system is designed to automatically stop sending to people who are no longer listed as active employees. Occasionally former employees receive an alert because some employee records remain active beyond an employee’s separation date. Former employees are able to unsubscribe at any time if they receive an alert in error.

    How do I unsubscribe or change the way I receive alerts?

    When does the College send Rave Alert messages?

    • Rave Alert is most often activated when inclement weather affects College operations, but would also be used in the event of a campus emergency, such as a fire, earthquake, or other unsafe situation.
    • During weather events, the Executive Team, Facilities, and Safety & Security work together to carefully evaluate the safety conditions on campus. If a closure or late start is needed, they attempt to send out messaging either the night before or by 5:00 a.m.
    • Weather and road conditions can sometimes change rapidly. If plans must change on short notice, the Executive Team re-evaluates the safest course of action for the campus community and sends an updated alert as early as possible. Sometimes this may occur after 5:00 a.m., depending on the event, and we understand this may create confusion or hardship for some students and employees.
    • Rave Alerts are not sent when the College is open and operating under normal conditions, so if you do not receive an alert and do not see a message on the College website, you can assume the College is operating normally.

    Where else is emergency information posted?

    In addition to Rave Alert messages, the College publishes emergency information in several places:

    • The College website will have an alert banner at the top of every page.
    • The main phone line will be updated with closure details (206-546-4101).
    • Local news stations will post school closure information on TV, radio, and the internet during major weather events.
    • The College’s primary Facebook and Twitter accounts will be updated to reflect closure information.

    Still have questions about Rave Alert? Feel free to email pio@shoreline.edu.