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In Case of a School Emergency

What Families Should Do

The natural instinct for parents or guardians is to come to the school during an emergency to protect their children. However, by doing so, they may endanger themselves and their children. Law enforcement and school personnel are busy responding to the situation. Your arrival or calls may distract them from their work. Please help by following the steps below.

Stay Home
The most important contribution you can make to your student and your own safety may be staying away from the school. Phones may not be working due to high volume of calls. Staff are responding to the situation. Your arrival or calls may distract them from their response to students.

Stay Informed
Information will be shared with families as soon as possible through ParentSquare messaging. Please know, in some situations, accurate information may take some time to verify and share.

Be Ready
Be prepared to follow instructions from the District.

Students and Staff will gather together in a secure location. Depending on the emergency, the pick-up location may be off-site. Each school has a designated reunification location that will be communicated to families in the case of an emergency. We will care for your student in times of critical situations until you or a person that you have designated as your student's emergency contact arrives.

You will be reunited with your child as directed by school or public safety officials.

Students will ONLY be released to individuals who are documented as emergency contacts and who present a picture ID.


  • Ensure your child's school has up-to-date information (phone, email, and address) for you and ALL emergency contacts. The District's notification system uses this data to contact you.

  • Have current Emergency Contact information on your child's record in the event of an unplanned early dismissal.

  • Know that District and school administrators and law enforcement are the only official source of information in a school emergency.