Emergency Prep

Teen Mental Health

Mental health issues related to our lockdown and pandemic are difficult for everyone. The article below regarding adolescent mental health during Covid gives good information.  Also, the AMA*, American Medical Association, has seen an increase in drug overdoses during this period. Please use the resources listed if you or someone you know are struggling.

Article:  Covid-10 Lockdown Having an Empact on Adolescent Mental Health


NAMI – National Alliance on Mental Illness: Crisis counseling by text


NIH – National Institute of Mental Health, Suicide Prevention 


Suicide prevention lifeline: articles on coping during community unrest as well as 24/7 help text and phone numbers


 Crisis text line


*AMA source:  https://www.ama-assn.org/system/files/2020-10/issue-brief-increases-in-opioid-related-overdose.pdf

Critical Incident Resources

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 https://www.flashalert.net/id/NorthshoreSD then add your email address and follow the prompts to subscribe.

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 “ParentVue” 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.

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.


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.


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

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



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


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!

If you have questions or would like to get involved, please contact bhsep@hotmail.com