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Reunification Protocols

Standard Reunification Method

Student/Parent Reunification

Circumstances may occur at the school that require parents to pick up their students in a formalized, controlled release.  The process of controlled release is called a reunification and may be necessary due to weather, a power outage, hazmat or if a crisis occurs at the school.  The Standard Reunification Method is a protocol that makes this process more predictable and less chaotic for all involved.



Parents may be notified via the Blackboard Alert system or students may be asked to send a text message to their parents.


Parent/Guardian Expectations

  1. Bring identification.
  2. Be patient.

Reunification is a process that protects both the safety of the student and provides for an accountable change of custody from the school to a recognized custodial parent or guardian.


What if a Parent Can’t Pick-up Their Student?

The school will hold the student until the parent or authorized person can pick up their student.


How it Works - Students:

Be orderly and quiet while waiting.


How it Works - Parents: 

Go to the Reunification “Check In” area and form lines based on the first letter of their students last name.

 While in line fill out a reunification card.  This card will be separated during the process.  In case of multiple students, a separate card for each student needs to be completed.

During check in, identification and custody rights are confirmed.  The card is separated and the bottom half given back to the parent.

Parents will be directed to the Reunification Area.  There, a runner will take the bottom half of the card and take it to the Student Assembly Area to recover the student(s).