Evacuation Procedures

This plan will be used in an emergency where the school building must be evacuated as deemed necessary by school personnel and/or law enforcement officials.

Several locations have been identified as potential sites for parent and student re-unification. Based on the event that is occurring, school officials in coordination with responding agencies will determine the best site for re-unification. The specific site information, including directions, will be made available as soon as possible.

If it becomes necessary to activate our parent re-unification plan, parents will be contacted, if possible, through the use of our school-reach program and/or through a statement released to the media.

In the event of an emergency, parents and guardians are encouraged NOT to respond during a crisis. This will allow our school to appropriately assess the crisis or emergency and activate our plan.

In the event of an emergency and when the re-unification time is appropriate, parents are asked to do the following:

  • Wait for notification of how and when to respond.
  • Follow the directions of traffic control.
  • Please be patient, we need to ensure the safety of all students.
  • Students will not be released until cleared by Incident Command.
  • Parents must provide a photo ID.
  • During an emergency, no phone calls will be permitted.
  • A student will only be released to a parent/guardian or to the emergency contact person listed in the student information system and/or the emergency card. No other person may pick up a student.
  • All parents, guardians, and authorized persons will be asked to sign the student out with date, time, name, grade, etc.

The Process of Re-Unification will be:

  • Staff will be posted to assist at the doors.
  • Parents will enter and arrive at tables through the main entrance of the church. Tables will be set up by grade of students.
  • Parents/guardians and authorized emergency contacts will need to show proper ID, be verified in our student information system and/or emergency information card, and sign the student out.
  • Staff will radio for the student. Staff will direct student and parent/guardian to the exit.

Students not picked up after all parental/guardian and emergency calls have been made will be referred to the Lower Paxton Township Police.