In recognition of the high priority San Francisco places on earthquake preparedness, the Department of Emergency Management (DEM) is coordinating the statewide earthquake exercise  The Great California ShakeOut to be held on Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 10:18 a. m. (

Rooftop School will join all City Departments as a full participant.  After our students practice the “Drop, Cover, and Hold ON” drill, they will practice evacuating their classrooms to our offsite evacuation site.  If we ever have an emergency that would require our students and staff to evacuate offsite, our offsite evacuation site is at the corner of Cuesta and Portola.  After we walk to the Cuesta/Portola location, we will return back to the classrooms and resume our normal schedule.