Emergency Prep

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Please familiarize yourself with this symbol for BHS:

BHS Parents Guide:

What to do during a Critical Incident

To sign up for the Emergency
Notification System, visit www.flashalert.net and click on King County Schools, then on Northshore SD, then Bothell High School for Public Alerts.

What can you do as a parent?

1) Make sure your child’s emergency contact is up to date with the school’s counseling center and make sure to add friends and family to “Parent Vue” in case you are not able to pick up your child. Parents should communicate that friends and family must bring ID. All NSD schools only use these lists, otherwise they will not release your child.

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2) To expedite the process of reunification*, have only one person, whether a parent or authorized adult, pick up our child.

*Reunification

Is when students are reunited with parents after an incident or evacuation, and is a process that ensures all students are returned safely to their parents or guardians. This process may occur at the school or a pre-designated alternate site. (Parents will be notified at the time of the incident of these locations).

3) Check the District’s website often for updates or changes in status of alerts in the alert notification area on the main page.

IN AN EFFORT TO AVOID OVERLOADING THE SYSTEM, PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT YOUR CHILD’S SCHOOL OR THE POLICE DEPARTMENT

4) During evacuation and reunification* situations, school personnel may ask students to call parents or guardians and advise them of their location. In these instances, a staff member will confirm that a parent or guardian is receiving the information.

DO NOT CALL YOUR CHILD’SSCHOOL OR THE POLICE DEP ARTMENT

At any non-emergency time, if you need more Information on emergency preparedness, please contact your child’s school

Please familiarize yourself with this symbol:

When you reach the designated site, there will be signs with this symbol and arrows to guide you to the reunification request area

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1) Once at the reunification request area, parents will be directed to one entry point where they will need to have photo I.D. We ask that only one parent or guardian enter the reunification site (school or alternate location).

2) Inside the reunification area, the parent/guardian will be directed too specific location where school staff will confirm parent’s information.

3) Once confirmed, the parent/guardian will remain in a designated area at the reunification site and the student will be escorted to him or her. AT NO POINT WILL A PARENT/GUARDIAN ENTER A SECURED AREA WHERE THE STUDENTS ARE LOCATED.

4) Once reunited, the parent/guardian and their student will exit out designated doors.

If everyone follows the above process calmly and orderly, reunification will be achieved in a timely manner

. Feedback please contact the PTSA Eprep committee at bhsep@hotmail.com

. Northshore School District’s Reunification Process

In the event of an emergency, do not rush to the school to pick up your child. This will only create additional traffic that may impede needed emergency vehicles and your presence at the site could delay the evacuation process. Children and parents will be reunited in a safe, orderly and timely manner.

School will not automatically be canceled in a crisis or emergency situation. School may well be the safest place for students. Officials will ensure that students are safe inside until such time that the threat has been reduced or eliminated. Should public safety officials call for the evacuation of a school, students and staff members may be safely transported by bus to a designated alternate shelter location. Students may be held at this alternate shelter site for various reasons until release is approved by public safety or health officials, depending on the circumstances of the event.

Students will only be released to those individuals authorized on the school emergency card. Proper identification must be presented in order for students to be released. In the event of an emergency, do not rush to the school to pick up your child. This will only create additional traffic that may impede needed emergency vehicles and your presence at the site could delay the evacuation process. Children and parents will be reunited in a safe, orderly and timely manner

https://www1.nsd.org/our-district/who-we-are/safety-security/reunification-process


From earthquakes and fires to chemical contaminations, emergencies can happen, and the Bothell High School Emergency Preparedness team wants students and staff to be ready with proper emergency preparedness equipment. We need your help to make Bothell Emergency Ready!

Bothell High School is in need of items to be better prepared for emergencies, and you can help!

Since BHS has added another grade level this year, the current needs have changed to accommodate the increased staff.  The Emergency Preparedness Committee is requesting  emergency mylar thermal blankets.

Please go to the BHS PTSA Wishlist to view and purchase these items! Thank you in advance.

You can bring any donations to the front office. If you have questions or would like to get involved, please contact bhsep@hotmail.com