Dear Parents and Guardians,
During a recent parent meeting held at a school site, a scheduled lock down drill was conducted. This was a valuable opportunity for those parents to experience the protocols their children follow during a school drill.
Ensuring student and staff safety is a priority in the Reed Union School District. To support that import, each school practices earthquake, fire and lockdown drills. By regularly practicing safety procedures, they become automatic during a real emergency, which greatly reduces the risk of injury or fatality.
In case of an actual emergency, parents should follow these protocols:
1. School staff will be focused on the safety of students during an
emergency situation. Parents should never call the school, but
rather rely on communications generated through the district office
to gain information on the situation, and directions on how students
will be released.The District will send notifications to parents with
information and instructions, as well as post it to the District website
2. Access to each campus is limited and needs to remain open for
emergency responders. Parents should never drive immediately to
the school as this will cause traffic problems and limit the resources
of our emergency responders. Parents will not be allowed
onto campus during an emergency.
3. Remember there will be limited cell phone capability. If every parent
and student is using their cell phone, towers will become blocked
which limits our ability to communication important information to
keep parents informed.
By following these protocols, we will be able to focus solely on the safety of students and staff during an emergency.
Nancy Lynch, Ed.D.
Reed Union School District Mission
Together we provide our children with
extraordinary opportunities to enlighten their minds, inspire their hearts, and
strengthen their resolve to positively impact the world.