- Classroom procedures to follow for hurricane
- How do I prepare for the hurricane
- What to unplug for the hurricane.
This article will be showcasing the procedures to follow pre-hurricane in your classroom.
1. We want to make sure everything is powered down and unplugged. (Do not worry about projectors or any out-of-reach devices)
- Ideally you should have a surge protector (or power extension) with everything (docking station, pc, monitors, and any other devices) plugged in and connected to it.
- If you do, this process will be simple as all you will need to do is go to the wall outlet and unplug one cord. (Even if you have an actual surge protector you should still unplug it to be safe)
Down below are some examples of devices still being on
- We can see here that this docking station is still on and not unplugged.
- PC Power button indicator is lit up
- We can also see in this example that even though the PC is turned off the monitor is still turned on. (your monitor indicator may be different but make sure it is off and unplugged)
If any devices are still turned on after you unplug your surge protector you will need to trace the power cable back to the source. (You just have to unplug it from its power source ex. power outlet)
2. Cover monitor and docking station (Devices)
- You will need to cover up your monitor and docking station (your devices) with a layer of plastic/ trash bags. (Each school may be a little different on how they go about this)
3. Laptop carts need to be moved away from any windows and unplugged.
- If you have laptop carts (full of Chromebooks, or Lenovo's) you will need to make sure it is unplugged from the wall and moved away from any windows. Leave the laptops inside of the cart.
- If you have assigned Chromebooks in your classroom that cannot be brought home you will need to also cover those with a bag/liner. Make sure the power strip is unplugged.
4. Teacher Laptops
- It is encouraged that you take your teacher laptop with you to home. If you do not want to take it home you will need to put in an enclosed/covered area where it would be protected.
Be safe during these times and if you have any questions/ concerns contact your Lab Manager/ ED Tech.