Hayden School District RE-1 Reunification

Circumstances may occur at the school that require parents to pick up their students in a formalized, controlled release. The process of controlled release is called a reunification and may be necessary due to weather, a power outage, hazmat or if a crisis occurs at the school. The Standard Reunification Method is a protocol that makes this process more predictable and less chaotic for all involved.

Reunification Procedures

Please be sure that your contact information, including phone number and email address are updated in PowerSchool, Please also take a moment to update your emergency contact list. To update any information, Please contact your school main office.

When an evacuation or any other action within the Standard Response Protocol is activated, we ask for our families’ assistance in three ways: Stay Home, Stay Informed and Be Ready

Stay Home

During an emergency, the most important contribution you can make to your student’s safety may be staying home.
We know the natural instinct for a parent or guardian is to come to the school to protect their children. By doing so, however, they may endanger themselves and their children. During a crisis, law enforcement and school personnel are busy working to control the situation and your arrival may distract them from the emergency situation.

Stay Informed

The Hayden School District is committed to providing families information as soon as possible. In some situations, accurate information may take some time to verify and share. During an emergency, HSD will work to notify families via several communication avenues including:

  • The District Website
  • Voice, Text and Email Messages
  • Social Media, including HSD’s Facebook
  • Local News Media

In some cases, students may be asked to send a text message to a parent or guardian, letting them know that they are okay or information about reunification.

Be Ready

Under certain circumstances, it may be necessary for families to pick up their students in a formalized, controlled release.

When this occurs, the District will inform families about where and when they can pick up their child


In some cases, the student may be moved to another location.

When advised, parents and guardians need to come to the reunification check-in location. Parents and guardians will be asked to fill out a reunification card and to show photo identification.  It is crucial that we have an accountable exchange, in which a student is only released to an authorized parent or guardian. Please be patient. This process can take time.

Please note:  Families are encouraged to send only one adult representative, rather than multiple family members.

Finally, if for any reason students have self-evacuated from a situation, it is important for them to let parents or guardians know they are safe. The families will then need to let HSD know they are accounted for, so that the District knows they are safe. Often the District will share a number to facilitate this communication.

Reuniting with your child after an emergency

Reunirse con su hijo después de una emergencia