Barnstable Public Schools Emergency Reunification Plan
In most cases, the Evacuation of a school building is a temporary matter. Evacuations most often occur due to a fire drill or a malfunctioning alarm. In these cases, all students and building personnel exit their building and congregate in designated areas until the fire department authorizes re-entry.
In the event of an emergency or disaster occurring in our area that requires everyone to leave the building permanently, the Barnstable Public Schools, in conjunction with the Barnstable Police and Fire Departments, has developed a plan to reunite students with their families.
If an emergency or disaster situation occurs while school is in session, please help us care for all students:
- Please Remain Calm
- DO NOT call the school (it is important to keep home and school lines open). Our Emergency Phone Contact System will provide information to all parents/guardians
- DO NOT drive to school. Our Emergency Phone Contact System will provide information to all parents/guardians on which location you should go to reunite with your child(ren)
- Tune in to local news stations
Students will be transported to the Reunification location. You will receive information and instructions via an automated telephone message. If normally required, transportation for students with special circumstances will be provided to the Reunification location.
If you are instructed to pick up your child:
- Please bring photo I.D.
- Check-in with school officials
- A staff member will unite you with your child
- Please make sure you sign your child out as dismissed
- Promptly leave the Reunification site’s grounds
A Parent’s/Guardian’s To-Do List
The success of the plan depends on your cooperation. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself and your family with this emergency plan. Thank you for your continued support and involvement in the schools.
- Always update student emergency online information in the district portal including contacts
- Tune in to local new channels and local cable TV
- Please discuss this information with your child
- Share this plan with the two individuals listed on your child’s emergency information
Supervised students will be transported to the reunification location. You will be advised of the location by phone message.
- Cape Cod Community College
2240 Iyannough Rd,
- Barnstable Municipal Airport
480 Barnstable Rd. Hyannis
- Please Remain Calm