Friday was a devastating day for many people in our country.  Deadly tornadoes ripped through at least 12 states, from Alabama to Ohio. The death toll is now 39. At SCHOOLSin, our thoughts go out to the victims and their families during this time of recovery. We would also like to commend the teachers, school administrators, bus drivers and parents who worked hard to keep students safe. Their quick decisions saved many lives.

If you’d like to help, please visit the Red Cross website.  Or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. There are many people who are homeless now, and the Red Cross is setting up numerous shelters. They’ll need food, water and other supplies for the next several weeks, if not months.

Reviewing the NWS Tornado Safety Brochure with your students is a good way to prepare them for tornadoes and severe weather. Tell us about your school’s severe weather preparedness plans.