Student/Parent Reunification Instructions
There are a wide variety of emergency situations that might require student/parent reunification. Student/parent reunification may be needed if the school is evacuated or closed as a result of a hazardous materials transportation accident, fire, natural gas leak, flooding, earthquake, tsunami, school violence, bomb threat, terrorist attack or other local hazard.
Notification will be sent to parents through a variety of methods such as email, robo-call, text messages or other social media contacts. Instructions and locations of the reunification process will be explained.
In an emergency, the school will establish a safe area for parents to go to pick up their children. This area will be away from the both the damage and the students assembly area. The following steps will be followed:
Students will not be released to people not on the student emergency list. If parents or emergency contacts are unable to pick-up their children, the school will hold until parents can pick up their student.
Counselors will be available and located close to the first aid area in the event they are needed.
Law enforcement may be at the school. Please follow their directions to ensure the process is smooth and efficient. Law enforcement will be working with the school controlling traffic, maintain order and assisting in the reunification process. There may be incidents in which they are also conducting interviews and investigating the situation.
Shortly after the incident the media may have a presence on campus. The media will be directed to an off campus site to ensure safety and privacy during the reunification process. District and Law Enforcement staff will be prepared to assist with potential media questions.