In the Event of an Emergency
In some emergency situations, it may not be safe for students to stay in or re-enter the school. When this happens, actions will be taken so that students reunify with their parents at a different location. There are several things you can do to ensure a safe release of your child during a reunification action.
- Be aware of the location where students are being released. Each school has a primary and secondary location off campus for releasing students to parents. Please note that it may not be possible to utilize these locations during a reunification action. In such cases, information regarding the location and directions for picking up your child will be relayed through local media sources and the district office.
- When arriving at the location, please follow the directions posted on signs or given by school personnel. Our primary responsibility is to ensure students are safely released to their parents. To do this, it’s essential that we establish an organized and orderly process.
- Have valid identification with you. Students will only be released to parents or other adults (as indicated on the emergency contact/release form) with proper identification.
In the event of a school or community emergency that requires school secure perimeter, lockdown, shelter in place, closure, or evacuation status, information will be provided to parents in several formats. Important information, including family reunification sites (if needed in the case of an evacuation) will be posted on the district’s Web sites and sent to the radio and television stations below. The district may use a reverse 911 system in the case of the need for emergency communication with parents.
Parents – please allow emergency personnel full access to the emergency by remaining clear of the school.
Parents are urged to formulate contingency communication plans for their children in the event of an emergency. Arrangements should be made for children to go to a neighbor’s house or to have access to their home; children should also have directions for contacting a parent.
Learn more by watching this Reunification video here.