Wherever your school is in the preparedness process, we hope that you can work with parents in this network to further your efforts. We welcome you to engage in any way that you find useful. “Joining” us is free, and there are no obligations whatsoever. 

Online Discussion

We welcome your participation in our online forum, even if you’re unable to attend our in-person meetings. We use Basecamp.com to communicate and share documents. You can control your settings so you receive as much or as little email as you’d like. But we recommend staying subscribed so you don’t miss important updates. Usually there isn’t too much “chatter.”

To get started, complete our Basecamp Access Request form to request access or contact our Basecamp Coordinator with questions.

You can also follow us on Facebook, but we just use Facebook for sharing interesting articles, events, etc. To really engage with our group and get updates about our in-person meetings, we recommend you join us on Basecamp.

In-Person Meetings

We meet in person every two months during the school year. Meetings are a chance for us to share what we’ve accomplished at our schools, discuss challenges we’ve faced, and plan district- or state-wide education and advocacy projects. We often have guest presenters, including preparedness experts, representatives from Portland Public Schools, Neighborhood Emergency Team members, and elected officials. We welcome anyone interested in school preparedness to participate. Contact a group facilitator (see below) if you have something to add to the agenda.

Next Meeting: Monday, May 13, 2019 from 6:30-8pm @ Multnomah County Building (Board Room), 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland, OR. We’ll discuss equity and outreach to unrepresented schools.