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The Great Southern California ShakeOut
The Great Southern California ShakeOut

ShakeOut Take-Home Materials


The following materials are available for you to download and send home with your students. As an alternative you can also e-mail one or more of the items to parents/guardians. The items include a sample school letter informing parents about the ShakeOut and related handouts about earthquake preparedness from American Red Cross and Team SAFE-T.

The materials can be distributed individually or you may select the combination of your choice.

To help you in your decision-making we have divided the take-home materials into documents that are essential, recommended items that provide additional information about preparedness and the ShakeOut, and supplemental resources.

In addition to materials to send home with students, you may also wish to record an auto-dial message to parents using our sample phone script (in English and Spanish)

Essential Items


Sample Letter to Parents
English (.doc)
Spanish (.doc)

Drop, Cover, and Hold On Flyer
English (PDF)
Spanish (PDF)

Recommended Items

These resources are excellent materials for families to become more prepared and can be printed and sent him with students, or emailed. The ShakeOut flyer prints well in black and white.


Team SAFE-T Materials
English (PDF)
Spanish (PDF)

ShakeOut Flyer
English (PDF)
Spanish (PDF)

Home Hazard Hunt
English (PDF)
Spanish (PDF)

Supplemental Resources

Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country is available in three versions: .pdf for download, online web pages, and a printed version. If you can email parents, send them links to the resources or email the .pdf files. Or print what you would like to send home with students.


Putting Down Roots in Earthquake Country
(PDF, HTML)


Echando RaĆ­ces en
Tierra de Terremotos

(PDF, HTML)


Secure Your Space
(PDF, HTML)


Secure Your Space:
Other Languages


Videos and Animations


Seven Steps to Earthquake Safety


Los Siete Pasos a la Seguridad contra Terremotos


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