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 reunification cannot occur at/or near school due to proximity of the unsafe situation, the District 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 via the rapid broadcast system, district/school website, Facebook, Twitter, and the news media. Please click on the link below for what information to expect and what you will need to provide as part of the reunification process.


    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. 

    ******The only exception to this is 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's 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, in the event of a disaster, your student can be picked up in a timely manner. Please make sure all persons authorized to pick up students are included on the emergency contact list at school.******