Milwaukee Public School Teachers:
Is attendance required?
Yes. The Survive Alive House is a mandatory program for all 2nd and 5th grade MPS students.
Our faclility is ADA compliant and all special needs students are encouraged to attend, it is at the teachers' discression if the program will be of benefit for a particular student. We are able to make some accommodations for light and sound sensitivity if necessary. Please notify us if you require these services. We want all students to get the most out of their visit.
When will my school and class attend?
Staff at the Survive Alive House schedules all MPS appointments. Typically 5th grade students attend during the first semester and 2nd grade students will attend during second semester. There are of course, some exceptions to the scheduling.
Montessori Schools are scheduled to attend every other year, 1st thru 3rd grades and 4th thru 6th grades.
Small schools may have 2nd and 5th grade groups scheduled together.
Classrooms with split grades will be accomodated when possible.
If your scheduled date presents a conflict for your group, please contact us as soon as possible to make changes to your appointment.
What about transportation?
Transportation is arranged for all MPS schools by the Survive Alive House. You will receive reminder bus information about one (1) month before your scheduled visit regarding your bus pick up time. Specialized Care Transportation is the bus company providing standard transportation services and First Student provides for our wheelchair bus needs.
Why do I need to bring class list?
The Survive Alive House is a MPS facility, attendance to the Survive Alive House is recorded in the student records. The class list ensures that we are posting attendance to the proper student. Also, accurate student counts are needed in the event of an emergency and MPS policy states teachers should have a class list on a field trip. Homeroom class lists with students names and identification numbers work best.
Private Schools or Groups:
The Survive Alive House is designed to teach 2nd thru 5th grade students fire safety and prevention techniques. Students visit the Survive Alive House for a fire prevention program that lasts approximately 90 minutes. During students’ visit at the Survive Alive House, they have classroom training as well as hands-on practical training.
The program is open to any school or group in the city of Milwaukee, there is no cost to attend the program.
Schools and groups are responsible for providing their own transportation.
We have limited appointments available during the summer, call or email for availability.
To schedule an appointment, please provide the following information in your call or email:
We will return your call or email to arrange an available date for your group.