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.


    Student to Parent Reunification


    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.******