Safety of our students is our number one priority at Bishop Elementary School. We work closely with the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety and partner with their Neighborhood Resource Officers to ensure that our school is a safe place for learning.Drills are held throughout the school year so students and staff understand evacuation procedures. Radio Communication Tests are done once a year, Fire Drills are held monthly, Earthquake Drills are held once a year and a Lockdown Drill is held once at the beginning of the school year.
The following is the off-campus re-unification site our school will use in case of evacuation due, for example, to a campus intruder or damaged structures:Murphy Park - N. Sunnyvale Ave. and E. California Ave.
(Day to Day Operations)
Street Access Points
Bishop is accessible from Maude Ave. to N. Sunnyvale Ave.
Bishop Elementary is accessible from Central Expressway and N. Fair Oak Ave.
Parent/Student drop off & pick up
N. Sunnyvale Ave.
Bus drop off & pick up
N. Sunnyvale Ave./Side of school
Bus Parking Zone
During an emergency, the director of transportation will determine pick up and drop off procedures.
Public Entrance to School Site for Visitors
Signs are posted at the entry requiring all persons to check in with school office at N. Sunnyvale Ave.
Through back parking lot off of Maude Ave.
Student/Staff Evacuation (by walking)
Students and staff will exit school and line up on field (school map).
Students and staff will exit school and walk to the front of school, N. Sunnyvale Ave.
Student/Staff Evacuation (by bus)
Student and staff will exit field and proceed to bus loading zone if emergency allows.
Depending on the nature of the emergency, the safest location will be determined. Blacktop or cafeteria is the secondary evacuation location for student/staff by bus.