In order to ensure the safety of our students, faculty and staff, the Building Emergency Response Team (BERT) has developed an Emergency Management Plan in order to be prepared to respond effectively during an actual emergency incident. Pueblo City Schools (PCS) has identified specific types of situations to assist schools in recognizing and responding appropriately to an emergency incident. If there is an emergency incident, CHPA will respond by issuing a Lockdown, Secure Perimeter, Evacuation, or a Shelter in Place. Notifications of school emergency responses will be sent by Alert Solutions via emails, text messages, and/or phone calls.
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, less chaotic and safety first for all involved.
When the school notifies parents of a Parent Reunification is going to happen, a parent or guardian MUST have a photo ID in order to pick up their child for safety purposes. Every Parent will receive a reunification card to fill out and once the parent has shown the photo ID, the bottom portion of the card will be given to a staff member to retrieve their child and match the top with bottom once the parent is reunified with the child. The reunification process can sometimes become stressful for the parent, but please keep in mind our number one goal is keeping your student and staff members safe.