Reuniting Students with Families
There are a wide variety of emergency situations that may require PPS to activate the student/parent reunification plan. Student/Parent reunification may be needed if the school or district facility is evacuated or closed as a result of a hazardous materials accident, gas leak, major fire, earthquake, inclement weather, school violence, bomb threat or other circumstances that could jeopardize the safety of students and staff by remaining on a school campus.
Whenever possible the District will perform reunification at or near school. In the event that reunification cannot occur at/or near school due to proximity of the unsafe situation the Districts has pre-identified reunification facilities located throughout the City of Portland.
Portland Public Schools District Office will communicate the reunification location to parents and guardians by the rapid broadcast system, district/school website, facebook, twitter and the news media. Please click on the link below for what to expect information.
Portland Public Schools requests that parents do NOT respond to a school site until they are notified of the reunification location.
******In the event there is a City wide communication failure due to a large disaster and the District is unable to communicate with families. The District expectation is that families will have a plan in place to pick-up their students from school. The District recommends that you get to know neighbors near your students school so that if you are unable to pick-up your student due to roads being impassable or some other hazard due to the disaster your student can be picked up in a timely manner. Please make sure all persons authorized to pick-up students are on the emergency contact information at school.******