Last November 10, Hope Christian High School held an earthquake drill in compliance with the policies laid out by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC). In a general assembly with the entirety of the Junior and Senior High School students in attendance, the proper procedures on what to do in the event of an earthquake were explained.
Basic procedures like: duck, cover, and hold on, what to do and what not to do during an earthquake, and what students should do in the event that there are no desks for them to take cover under were detailed. Moreover, students received additional tips on how to properly execute the duck, cover, and hold on procedure. Students were also asked to listen to the siren that would play throughout the earthquake drill and were informed to stay in the hold position at least until the siren finished playing.
After the general assembly, the students were reminded again on the proper protocol to follow during an earthquake and then had a mock earthquake drill with their teachers. Although, it was a slightly modified version. Ordinarily, students would be instructed to evacuate once the shaking has stopped. However, to comply with the safety protocols of social distancing during the pandemic, students were no longer required to go outside of their homes.