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Emergency Information

Family Reunification: In the Event of an Emergency

Family Reunification:  In the Event of an Emergency


Parents who arrive to school during an emergency may not be allowed to enter campus. In most cases, students will not be released until the emergency is over and administrators are notified by the authorities that the situation is safe.  In many cases, as in the event of a fire or an earthquake, the Family Reunification procedures below must be followed to pick up a student following an emergency.  Check for the Request Gate and Reunion Gates on the fences in the Colfax parking lot before an emergency, so that you will know where to go if an emergency happens.

When it is safe to pick up students following an emergency, parents and guardians should:

  • Bring identification, such as a driver’s license or state I.D. to check a student out following an emergency. 
  • Report to the school’s Request Gate, where you will identify yourself to school staff and request that you child be sent out.  You must bring identification, and you must be listed on the child’s emergency card in order to check a child out.
  • Move to the Reunion Gate after completing check-in.  The student will be brought to you.  Separating the two gates keeps crowding down, and lessens anxiety for children who may become frightened by a large crowd of parents.
  • Check cellphone calls and messages as well as signs at school for any special instructions.  Parents will receive information and updates about the status of an emergency through Blackboard Connect automated phone messages.


Emergency Forms

It is critical that the information we have on file from your emergency form is up to date and accurate. In the event of an emergency, the school personnel will not release your child to anyone other then the people listed in your emergency contact information.  Please be aware that the persons listed on the form will be asked for identification before your child is released. 


Get to know your neighbors!  Particularly if you work far from home.  In the event of a major emergency, you may not be close by to pick-up your child.  It is a good idea to make a neighbor or another parent one of your emergency contacts.