Eureka Union
School District


Below are descriptions of the four main safety drills our students and staff practice throughout the school year. As a parent, you also have an important role in all of these types of drills. Please read below to become familiar with the different types of school safety drills in EUSD.

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What Does This Situation Mean?
In the event of certain building emergencies, students leave the buildings or school site area and are relocated to an evacuation assembly area. Students will ONLY be released to parents/guardians with a picture ID. This procedure is necessary to account for the whereabouts of all students.
 
What Can Parents Do?
Do not go to the school site, or interfere with the evacuation of the students from their school site to their designated evacuation area. There will be a reunification area where parents can pick up their children. School staff can ONLY release a student to a parent/guardian with a picture ID, and you must sign the student out with designated staff. This is to ensure safety and accountability for all students in our care.
 
 

Lock DownTop of Page

What Does This Situation Mean?
A lockdown takes place if an internal or external threat is identified at the school. All school staff will ensure school doors are locked and students will be confined to their classrooms. No entry or exit will be allowed until an "all-clear" is called by site administration or law enforcement. Students WILL NOT be released in a lockdown. Typically, no instruction is taking place during this type of scenario, and staff and students are taking action to protect themselves.
 
What Can Parents Do?
Stay away from the school site in this situation for your own safety, and the safety of others. Your children WILL NOT be released during a lockdown situation until it is safe to do so as determined by school site administration or law enforcement.

Lock-OutTop of Page

What Does This Situation Mean?
Students take refuge in designated areas to protect them from hazardous materials, severe weather, or a potential low-level threat around campus. No entry into or exit from the school will be allowed until an "all-clear" announcement is made by school site administration or law enforcement. Students WILL NOT be released during a Lock-Out. Instruction in classes typically continues in a Lock-Out scenario, but movement outside is not permitted, or severely limited, for safety purposes.
 
What Can Parents Do?
Stay away from the school site in this situation for your own safety, and the safety of others. Students WILL NOT be released during a Lock-Out situation until it is safe to do so as determined by school site administration or law enforcement.
 
 

ReunificationTop of Page

What Does This Situation Mean?
In the event of certain building emergencies, students leave the buildings or school site area and are relocated to an evacuation assembly area. Reunification is then planned by staff to safely reunite children with their parents/family members.
 
What are the Different Types of Reunification?
Daily Release - This is the process used on a daily basis at the school site (either during or after the school day). Nothing out of the ordinary would be expected during this type of release than the usual school day processes.
 
Controlled Release- A controlled release typically means students are reunited with families in a more systematic method for some degree of safety concern. This could be a release class by class, through the front office, or a release from school later than the usual dismissal time. 
 
Reunification- A reunification occurs after an evacuation or more serious event. During this release students are sometimes transported or relocated to another location for safety. Parents will have a check-in area, and a check-out area to facilitate the release. A PHOTO ID WILL BE REQUIRED OF THE PARENT for student safety. A reunification may take up to 6 hours depending on the degree of the event, law enforcement needs, and the cooperation of families.
 
 
What Can Parents Do?
Do not go to the school site, or interfere with the evacuation of the students from their school site to their designated evacuation area. There will be a safe reunification area location announcement where parents can pick up their children. School staff can ONLY release a student to a parent/guardian with a picture ID, and you must sign the student out with designated staff. This is to ensure safety and accountability for all students in our care. Please watch the website or for all other messaging during this time with more detailed information on the reunification process.
 

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