• Parent Responsibilities during a School Emergency

     

    • Stay Home - Parents are advised not to come to the school. By arriving at the school you may be endangering yourself or your child. School district personnel and First Responders will be working hard to control the situation and protect your children. Law Enforcement will be focused on the important task of keeping your child safe.

    • Stay informed - School district personnel will provide information as soon as possible.  Some situations take time to verify accurate information. School district personnel will be in communication throughout the situation and will communicate in several different ways: Phone, text message, email, district web site, or local news media.  Please do not call the school as you most likely will not get an answer or you could be pulling staff away from the emergency situation.

    • Be ready – In case a reunification is necessary, you’ll be informed of when and where to pick up your child. Please bring a photo ID and be patient in the process of connecting you with your child. The process takes time and it’s important to stay calm. The reunification process protects both the safety of students and provides for an accountable exchange of custody from the school to a recognized parent or guardian.

    • Hold off on calling or texting your student - Parents will be notified with updates on the situation in a timely manner. When it’s safe to do so, students will be allowed to text their parent(s) during a crisis, if applicable. You should NOT call or text a student’s cell phone during a crisisunless you’ve heard from them first and you know it’s safe to text back.  You may be placing your child at risk. Students are trained to stay out of site and quiet during a Lockdown. A phone ringing or vibrating could alert an intruder to the student’s location.

    • Make a Plan- Talk to your children about school safety. Review as a family how you will communicate, where you will go and safety steps during an emergency.  

     

    Resources:  Ready.gov - Make a family plan