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TRANSPORTATION SAFETY NOTICE - OCTOBER 11, 2019:

One of Woodland Public School's buses was rear-ended while transporting students home from school this afternoon.

Although a few students were shaken up by the incident, there were no injuries to students, the bus driver, or the drivers of the three other vehicles involved in the accident.

The students were transferred to another bus and transported safely to their homes.

We would like to remind all drivers to pay close attention when you see a school bus. Washington State Law requires drivers to stop when you see the flashing red lights and stop-sign paddle.

For more information on the rules of the road involving school buses, refer to the Washington State Department of Licensing's Washington Driver Guide available from their website: https://www.dol.wa.gov/driverslicen…/docs/driverguide-en.pdf

We hope everyone has a fun and safe weekend!

Columbia Elementary School in Woodland, WashingtonColumbia Elementary School held a fire drill on Monday, September 30, 2019

Throughout every school year, all Woodland Public Schools students participate in numerous drills including fire, earthquake, lockdown, lockout, shelter and evacuation drills. To increase school safety and to offer parents and guardians the opportunity to discuss emergency preparedness with their children, Woodland Public Schools posts drill information the same day the drill happens.

We encourage you to discuss the details of these experiences with your students and get feedback on how they felt during the drill. As always, should you have any questions or safety concerns, please feel free to contact your school administrators.

Woodland Public Schools greatly appreciates your cooperation in helping to prepare our students for the event of an emergency.


Woodland Middle SchoolWoodland Middle School held a fire drill on Thursday, September 26, 2019

Throughout every school year, all Woodland Public Schools students participate in numerous drills including fire, earthquake, lockdown, lockout, shelter and evacuation drills. To increase school safety and to offer parents and guardians the opportunity to discuss emergency preparedness with their children, Woodland Public Schools posts drill information the same day the drill happens.

We encourage you to discuss the details of these experiences with your students and get feedback on how they felt during the drill. As always, should you have any questions or safety concerns, please feel free to contact your school administrators.

Woodland Public Schools greatly appreciates your cooperation in helping to prepare our students for the event of an emergency.


North Fork Elementary School in Woodland, WANorth Fork Elementary School held a fire drill on Friday, September 20, 2019

Throughout every school year, all Woodland Public Schools students participate in numerous drills including fire, earthquake, lockdown, lockout, shelter and evacuation drills. To increase school safety and to offer parents and guardians the opportunity to discuss emergency preparedness with their children, Woodland Public Schools posts drill information the same day the drill happens.

We encourage you to discuss the details of these experiences with your students and get feedback on how they felt during the drill. As always, should you have any questions or safety concerns, please feel free to contact your school administrators.

Woodland Public Schools greatly appreciates your cooperation in helping to prepare our students for the event of an emergency.


Woodland High School (exterior)Woodland High School held a fire drill on Thursday, September 12, 2019

Throughout every school year, all Woodland Public Schools students participate in numerous drills including fire, earthquake, lockdown, lockout, shelter and evacuation drills. To increase school safety and to offer parents and guardians the opportunity to discuss emergency preparedness with their children, Woodland Public Schools posts drill information the same day the drill happens.

We encourage you to discuss the details of these experiences with your students and get feedback on how they felt during the drill. As always, should you have any questions or safety concerns, please feel free to contact your school administrators.

Woodland Public Schools greatly appreciates your cooperation in helping to prepare our students for the event of an emergency.


Woodland High School (exterior)Woodland High School held a Lockdown Drill on Thursday, August 29, 2019

A lockdown is called when there is a threat or hazard inside the school building which may include parental custody disputes, intruders within the physical boundary of the school and other situations resulting a threat from inside the building. Lockdown protocol utilizes classroom security to protect students and staff from threat.

Lockdown protocol requires locking individual classroom doors or other access points; moving room occupants out of line-of-sight of corridor windows; and having room occupants maintain silence. Teachers and student training reinforces the practice for not opening the classroom door once in lockdown; no indication of occupancy should be revealed until first responders open the door.

Throughout every school year, all Woodland Public Schools students participate in numerous drills including fire, earthquake, lockdown, lockout, shelter and evacuation drills. To increase school safety and to offer parents and guardians the opportunity to discuss emergency preparedness with their children, Woodland Public Schools posts drill information the same day the drill happens.

We encourage you to discuss the details of these experiences with your students and get feedback on how they felt during the drill. As always, should you have any questions or safety concerns, please feel free to contact your school administrators.

Woodland Public Schools greatly appreciates your cooperation in helping to prepare our students for the event of an emergency.


 

Woodland Middle School held a fire drill on Monday, June 10, 2019Woodland Middle School

Throughout every school year, all Woodland Public Schools students participate in numerous drills including fire, earthquake, lockdown, lockout, shelter and evacuation drills. To increase school safety and to offer parents and guardians the opportunity to discuss emergency preparedness with their children, Woodland Public Schools posts drill information the same day the drill happens.

We encourage you to discuss the details of these experiences with your students and get feedback on how they felt during the drill. As always, should you have any questions or safety concerns, please feel free to contact your school administrators.

Woodland Public Schools greatly appreciates your cooperation in helping to prepare our students for the event of an emergency.


Woodland High School held a Shelter-in-Place drill on Monday, June 3, 2019Woodland High School (exterior)

During Shelter-in-Place drills, students and staff practice seeking shelter quickly, required for when the need for when personal protection is necessary. This drill also applies to the event of a hazardous material accident such as a train derailment or a tractor-trailer truck spill.

Students and staff may evacuate to a designated shelter area; seal their classrooms; drop, cover and hold; or get to high ground.

We encourage you to discuss the details of these experiences with your students and get feedback on how they felt during the drill. As always, should you have any questions or safety concerns, please feel free to contact your school administrators.

All Woodland schools practice numerous drills as part of the Standard Response Protocol (SRP) program, designed not just for individual scenarios, but as the response to any scenario. By standardizing vocabulary, students and staff can understand the response and status of an emergency event.

Woodland Public Schools greatly appreciates your cooperation in helping to prepare our students for the event of an emergency.


 

Woodland Middle SchoolWoodland Middle School held a lockout drill on Tuesday, May 28, 2019

A lockout occurs when a threat or hazard is reported outside the school building whereas a lockdown occurs when there is an eminent threat within a school building,

Lockout examples include violence or criminal activity in the immediate neighborhood or a dangerous animal in the playground or recess area. Lockout uses the security of the physical facility to act as protection.

Lockout protocol requires students to come inside the building with staff locking all outside access points. Whenever possible, classroom activities continue interrupted. Classes typically held outside, such as physical education, will continue inside the building.

During training, staff reminds students that there may be inconvenience caused by these directives to both students and their parents, however cooperation and close following of lockout protocols ensures student safety.

We encourage you to discuss the details of these experiences with your students and get feedback on how they felt during the drill. As always, should you have any questions or safety concerns, please feel free to contact your school administrators.

Woodland Public Schools greatly appreciates your cooperation in helping to prepare our students for the event of an emergency.


 

Woodland High School (exterior)Woodland High School held a Fire Drill on Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Throughout every school year, all Woodland Public Schools students participate in numerous drills including fire, earthquake, lockdown, lockout, shelter and evacuation drills. To increase school safety and to offer parents and guardians the opportunity to discuss emergency preparedness with their children, Woodland Public Schools posts drill information the same day the drill happens.

We encourage you to discuss the details of these experiences with your students and get feedback on how they felt during the drill. As always, should you have any questions or safety concerns, please feel free to contact your school administrators.

Woodland Public Schools greatly appreciates your cooperation in helping to prepare our students for the event of an emergency.


Woodland Middle School held a fire drill on Friday, April 26, 2019Woodland Middle School

Throughout every school year, all Woodland Public Schools students participate in numerous drills including fire, earthquake, lockdown, lockout, shelter and evacuation drills. To increase school safety and to offer parents and guardians the opportunity to discuss emergency preparedness with their children, Woodland Public Schools posts drill information the same day the drill happens.

We encourage you to discuss the details of these experiences with your students and get feedback on how they felt during the drill. As always, should you have any questions or safety concerns, please feel free to contact your school administrators.

Woodland Public Schools greatly appreciates your cooperation in helping to prepare our students for the event of an emergency.


Woodland High School (exterior)Woodland High School held a Lockout Drill on Thursday, April 25, 2019

A lockout occurs when a threat or hazard is reported outside the school building whereas a lockdown occurs when there is an eminent threat within a school building,

Lockout examples include violence or criminal activity in the immediate neighborhood or a dangerous animal in the playground or recess area. Lockout uses the security of the physical facility to act as protection.

Lockout protocol requires students to come inside the building with staff locking all outside access points. Whenever possible, classroom activities continue interrupted. Classes typically held outside, such as physical education, will continue inside the building.

During training, staff reminds students that there may be inconvenience caused by these directives to both students and their parents, however cooperation and close following of lockout protocols ensures student safety.

We encourage you to discuss the details of these experiences with your students and get feedback on how they felt during the drill. As always, should you have any questions or safety concerns, please feel free to contact your school administrators.

Woodland Public Schools greatly appreciates your cooperation in helping to prepare our students for the event of an emergency.


 

Woodland Middle School held a Lockdown Drill on Monday, March 25, 2019Woodland Middle School

A lockdown is called when there is a threat or hazard inside the school building which may include parental custody disputes, intruders within the physical boundary of the school and other situations resulting a threat from inside the building. Lockdown protocol utilizes classroom security to protect students and staff from threat.

Lockdown protocol requires locking individual classroom doors or other access points; moving room occupants out of line-of-sight of corridor windows; and having room occupants maintain silence. Teachers and student training reinforces the practice for not opening the classroom door once in lockdown; no indication of occupancy should be revealed until first responders open the door.

Throughout every school year, all Woodland Public Schools students participate in numerous drills including fire, earthquake, lockdown, lockout, shelter and evacuation drills. To increase school safety and to offer parents and guardians the opportunity to discuss emergency preparedness with their children, Woodland Public Schools posts drill information the same day the drill happens.

We encourage you to discuss the details of these experiences with your students and get feedback on how they felt during the drill. As always, should you have any questions or safety concerns, please feel free to contact your school administrators.

Woodland Public Schools greatly appreciates your cooperation in helping to prepare our students for the event of an emergency.


 

Woodland High School (exterior)Woodland High School held a Lockdown Drill on Thursday, March 14, 2019

A lockdown is called when there is a threat or hazard inside the school building which may include parental custody disputes, intruders within the physical boundary of the school and other situations resulting a threat from inside the building. Lockdown protocol utilizes classroom security to protect students and staff from threat.

Lockdown protocol requires locking individual classroom doors or other access points; moving room occupants out of line-of-sight of corridor windows; and having room occupants maintain silence. Teachers and student training reinforces the practice for not opening the classroom door once in lockdown; no indication of occupancy should be revealed until first responders open the door.

Throughout every school year, all Woodland Public Schools students participate in numerous drills including fire, earthquake, lockdown, lockout, shelter and evacuation drills. To increase school safety and to offer parents and guardians the opportunity to discuss emergency preparedness with their children, Woodland Public Schools posts drill information the same day the drill happens.

We encourage you to discuss the details of these experiences with your students and get feedback on how they felt during the drill. As always, should you have any questions or safety concerns, please feel free to contact your school administrators.

Woodland Public Schools greatly appreciates your cooperation in helping to prepare our students for the event of an emergency.


 

Woodland Middle School held a fire drill on Tuesday, February 26, 2019 Woodland Middle School

Throughout every school year, all Woodland Public Schools students participate in numerous drills including fire, earthquake, lockdown, lockout, shelter and evacuation drills. To increase school safety and to offer parents and guardians the opportunity to discuss emergency preparedness with their children, Woodland Public Schools posts drill information the same day the drill happens.

We encourage you to discuss the details of these experiences with your students and get feedback on how they felt during the drill. As always, should you have any questions or safety concerns, please feel free to contact your school administrators.

Woodland Public Schools greatly appreciates your cooperation in helping to prepare our students for the event of an emergency.


Woodland High School (exterior)Woodland High School held a Lockout Drill on Thursday, February 21, 2019

A lockout occurs when a threat or hazard is reported outside the school building whereas a lockdown occurs when there is an eminent threat within a school building,

Lockout examples include violence or criminal activity in the immediate neighborhood or a dangerous animal in the playground or recess area. Lockout uses the security of the physical facility to act as protection.

Lockout protocol requires students to come inside the building with staff locking all outside access points. Whenever possible, classroom activities continue interrupted. Classes typically held outside, such as physical education, will continue inside the building.

During training, staff reminds students that there may be inconvenience caused by these directives to both students and their parents, however cooperation and close following of lockout protocols ensures student safety.

We encourage you to discuss the details of these experiences with your students and get feedback on how they felt during the drill. As always, should you have any questions or safety concerns, please feel free to contact your school administrators.

Woodland Public Schools greatly appreciates your cooperation in helping to prepare our students for the event of an emergency.


 

Woodland Primary SchoolWoodland Primary School held a lockdown drill on Monday, February 4, 2019

A lockdown is called when there is a threat or hazard inside the school building which may include parental custody disputes, intruders within the physical boundary of the school and other situations resulting a threat from inside the building. Lockdown protocol utilizes classroom security to protect students and staff from threat.

Lockdown protocol requires locking individual classroom doors or other access points; moving room occupants out of line-of-sight of corridor windows; and having room occupants maintain silence. Teachers and student training reinforces the practice for not opening the classroom door once in lockdown; no indication of occupancy should be revealed until first responders open the door.

Throughout every school year, all Woodland Public Schools students participate in numerous drills including fire, earthquake, lockdown, lockout, shelter and evacuation drills. To increase school safety and to offer parents and guardians the opportunity to discuss emergency preparedness with their children, Woodland Public Schools posts drill information the same day the drill happens.

We encourage you to discuss the details of these experiences with your students and get feedback on how they felt during the drill. As always, should you have any questions or safety concerns, please feel free to contact your school administrators.

Woodland Public Schools greatly appreciates your cooperation in helping to prepare our students for the event of an emergency.


 

Woodland Primary SchoolWoodland Primary School held a Lockout Drill on Monday, January 14, 2019.

A lockout occurs when a threat or hazard is reported outside the school building whereas a lockdown occurs when there is an eminent threat within a school building,

Lockout examples include violence or criminal activity in the immediate neighborhood or a dangerous animal in the playground or recess area. Lockout uses the security of the physical facility to act as protection.

Lockout protocol requires students to come inside the building with staff locking all outside access points. Whenever possible, classroom activities continue interrupted. Classes typically held outside, such as physical education, will continue inside the building.

During training, staff reminds students that there may be inconvenience caused by these directives to both students and their parents, however cooperation and close following of lockout protocols ensures student safety.

We encourage you to discuss the details of these experiences with your students and get feedback on how they felt during the drill. As always, should you have any questions or safety concerns, please feel free to contact your school administrators.

Woodland Public Schools greatly appreciates your cooperation in helping to prepare our students for the event of an emergency.


 

Woodland Middle SchoolPractice makes perfect! WMS had a live fire alarm on January 10

Woodland Middle School had a fire alarm go off shortly after 9 a.m. on Thursday, January 10, 2019. It was not a drill.

Staff and students practiced perfect evacuation techniques and exited the building promptly in an orderly fashion.

The alarm was silenced after approximately 4-5 minutes when the cause was determined to be a defective smoke detector and not an actual fire.

Students and staff returned to class, attendance was taken, and school resumed - a total disruption of less than 10 minutes.

Our diligent facilities team replaced the defective detector within 25 minutes. Typically, they can do the job much faster but the smoke detector in question was located 30 feet above the school's cafeteria!

Great job, everyone!


Woodland Middle SchoolWoodland Middle School held a Lockout Drill on Wednesday, December 19, 2018.

A lockout occurs when a threat or hazard is reported outside the school building whereas a lockdown occurs when there is an eminent threat within a school building,

Lockout examples include violence or criminal activity in the immediate neighborhood or a dangerous animal in the playground or recess area. Lockout uses the security of the physical facility to act as protection.

Lockout protocol requires students to come inside the building with staff locking all outside access points. Whenever possible, classroom activities continue interrupted. Classes typically held outside, such as physical education, will continue inside the building.

During training, staff reminds students that there may be inconvenience caused by these directives to both students and their parents, however cooperation and close following of lockout protocols ensures student safety.

We encourage you to discuss the details of these experiences with your students and get feedback on how they felt during the drill. As always, should you have any questions or safety concerns, please feel free to contact your school administrators.

Woodland Public Schools greatly appreciates your cooperation in helping to prepare our students for the event of an emergency.


 

Woodland High School held a Shelter-in-Place drill on Wednesday, January 9, 2018Woodland High School (exterior)

During Shelter-in-Place drills, students and staff practice seeking shelter quickly, required for when the need for when personal protection is necessary. This drill also applies to the event of a hazardous material accident such as a train derailment or a tractor-trailer truck spill.

Students and staff may evacuate to a designated shelter area; seal their classrooms; drop, cover and hold; or get to high ground.

We encourage you to discuss the details of these experiences with your students and get feedback on how they felt during the drill. As always, should you have any questions or safety concerns, please feel free to contact your school administrators.

All Woodland schools practice numerous drills as part of the Standard Response Protocol (SRP) program, designed not just for individual scenarios, but as the response to any scenario. By standardizing vocabulary, students and staff can understand the response and status of an emergency event.

Woodland Public Schools greatly appreciates your cooperation in helping to prepare our students for the event of an emergency.


 

Woodland High School held a lockdown drill on Thursday, December 6, 2018Woodland High School (exterior)

A lockdown is called when there is a threat or hazard inside the school building which may include parental custody disputes, intruders within the physical boundary of the school and other situations resulting a threat from inside the building. Lockdown protocol utilizes classroom security to protect students and staff from threat.

Lockdown protocol requires locking individual classroom doors or other access points; moving room occupants out of line-of-sight of corridor windows; and having room occupants maintain silence. Teachers and student training reinforces the practice for not opening the classroom door once in lockdown; no indication of occupancy should be revealed until first responders open the door.

Throughout every school year, all Woodland Public Schools students participate in numerous drills including fire, earthquake, lockdown, lockout, shelter and evacuation drills. To increase school safety and to offer parents and guardians the opportunity to discuss emergency preparedness with their children, Woodland Public Schools posts drill information the same day the drill happens.

We encourage you to discuss the details of these experiences with your students and get feedback on how they felt during the drill. As always, should you have any questions or safety concerns, please feel free to contact your school administrators.

Woodland Public Schools greatly appreciates your cooperation in helping to prepare our students for the event of an emergency.


 

Woodland Middle SchoolWoodland Middle School held a lockdown drill on Thursday, November 29, 2018

A lockdown is called when there is a threat or hazard inside the school building which may include parental custody disputes, intruders within the physical boundary of the school and other situations resulting a threat from inside the building. Lockdown protocol utilizes classroom security to protect students and staff from threat.

Lockdown protocol requires locking individual classroom doors or other access points; moving room occupants out of line-of-sight of corridor windows; and having room occupants maintain silence. Teachers and student training reinforces the practice for not opening the classroom door once in lockdown; no indication of occupancy should be revealed until first responders open the door.

Throughout every school year, all Woodland Public Schools students participate in numerous drills including fire, earthquake, lockdown, lockout, shelter and evacuation drills. To increase school safety and to offer parents and guardians the opportunity to discuss emergency preparedness with their children, Woodland Public Schools posts drill information the same day the drill happens.

We encourage you to discuss the details of these experiences with your students and get feedback on how they felt during the drill. As always, should you have any questions or safety concerns, please feel free to contact your school administrators.

Woodland Public Schools greatly appreciates your cooperation in helping to prepare our students for the event of an emergency.


 

Woodland High School held a lockdown drill on Tuesday, November 27, 2018Woodland High School (exterior)

Throughout every school year, all Woodland Public Schools students participate in numerous drills including fire, earthquake, lockdown, lockout, shelter and evacuation drills. 

A lockdown is called when there is a threat or hazard inside the school building which may include parental custody disputes, intruders within the physical boundary of the school and other situations resulting a threat from inside the building. Lockdown protocol utilizes classroom security to protect students and staff from threat.

Lockdown protocol requires locking individual classroom doors or other access points; moving room occupants out of line-of-sight of corridor windows; and having room occupants maintain silence. Teachers and student training reinforces the practice for not opening the classroom door once in lockdown; no indication of occupancy should be revealed until first responders open the door.

To increase school safety and to offer parents and guardians the opportunity to discuss emergency preparedness with their children, Woodland Public Schools posts drill information the same day the drill happens. 

We encourage you to discuss the details of these experiences with your students and get feedback on how they felt during the drill. As always, should you have any questions or safety concerns, please feel free to contact your school administrators.

Woodland Public Schools greatly appreciates your cooperation in helping to prepare our students for the event of an emergency.


 

The Great Washington Shakeout All of Woodland Public Schools held Earthquake Drills on Thursday, October 18 for the Great Washington Shake-Out

All of Woodland Public Schools held earthquake drills for students to learn to Drop, Cover, and Hold On at 10:18 a.m. on October 18.

We encourage you to discuss the details of these experiences with your students and get feedback on how they felt during the drill. As always, should you have any questions or safety concerns, please feel free to contact your school administrators.

Woodland Public Schools greatly appreciates your cooperation in helping to prepare our students for the event of an emergency.

For more information about the Great Washington Shakeout, visit their website: www.shakeout.org



Woodland High School (exterior)

Woodland High School and Woodland Middle School held fire drills on Thursday, September 27, 2018

Throughout every school year, all Woodland Public Schools students participate in numerous drills including fire, earthquake, lockdown, lockout, shelter and evacuation drills. To increase school safety and to offer parents and guardians the opportunity to discuss emergency preparedness with their children, 

Woodland Middle School

Woodland Public Schools posts drill information the same day the drill happens.

We encourage you to discuss the details of these experiences with your students and get feedback on how they felt during the drill. As always, should you have any questions or safety concerns, please feel free to contact your school administrators.

Woodland Public Schools greatly appreciates your cooperation in helping to prepare our students for the event of an emergency.


Woodland High School (exterior)

Woodland High School held a fire drill on Thursday, August 30, 2018

Throughout every school year, all Woodland Public Schools students participate in numerous drills including fire, earthquake, lockdown, lockout, shelter and evacuation drills. To increase school safety and to offer parents and guardians the opportunity to discuss emergency preparedness with their children, Woodland Public Schools posts drill information the same day the drill happens.

We encourage you to discuss the details of these experiences with your students and get feedback on how they felt during the drill. As always, should you have any questions or safety concerns, please feel free to contact your school administrators.

Woodland Public Schools greatly appreciates your cooperation in helping to prepare our students for the event of an emergency.


Safety Corner Update - Woodland Public Schools

Tree Removal on Thursday, July 26, 2018

The district facility team removed the Pin Oak trees on the north side of the Woodland Middle School campus today (Thursday, July 26, 2018) as part of a three-year program started last year to continue the district’s priority of ensuring the safety of students and community members.

Beginning last year, old trees were removed due to large limbs which started breaking off, creating a hazard to our students and the community. The trees’ root systems lifted sidewalks and blacktop areas, creating trip hazards. Additionally, the facility team will perform extensive pruning and additional limb work to prevent risk from falling limbs of other trees.

Following the removal of old trees, their stumps are ground down to accommodate new trees. For example, the Pin Oak trees removed today will be replaced by Celebration Maples.

During the 2018-19 school year, the facility team will remove alternating old trees that present safety hazards. The Celebration Maples will be planted, and once their root systems have stabilized, the remainder of the old trees will be removed with new maples planted in their place.

The first round of new Celebration Maples will be planted this fall.


Reunification - Logo

REUNIFICATION is utilized when an event, due to physical damage or tragic events, renders a campus or portion of a school uninhabitable.

The philosophy for reunification is to remove the students from the emergency to a location where they can be kept safe and effectively reunited with their families. Judging on the type of emergency, the location for reunification may vary.

The Woodland Schools reunification program revolves around four possible scenarios:

  1. On-site reunification - If school is terminated due to an emergency school closure, or should a small portion of a school be involved in an emergency that renders a few rooms or section of the school uninhabitable, on site reunification may be selected.
  2. In-District reunification - Should an entire campus become uninhabitable, reunification at an alternate school may be necessary. Examples of this may be a major fire, flooding event or gas leak.
  3. Off-campus reunification - In the event of a catastrophic emergency that may have excessive media coverage or resulted in physical trauma to students or staff, an off-campus reunification may be warranted.
  4. Out-of-geographical area reunification - If an emergency affects all of the schools in the area, it may be necessary to reunify families at a location out of the geographical area. Examples of this could be a dam failure, volcanic activity, major earthquake or flooding.

Memorandums of Understanding (MOU’s) have been established with organizations in Woodland and out of town, to pre-authorize this activity. These authorizations are kept in the District Emergency Operations Plan and communicated to the schools as needed.

School employees help reunify families in times of crisis

School buses will transfer students to the reunification points. This shall include reunification school to school, school to town and school to a location outside the geographical area.

Reunification is a very controlled release. It is important to stay at home, stay informed and be ready to pick up your child when the instructions are given. The reunification location will not typically be given until the reunification team is set up and ready to release students.

Please review the video link below to familiarize yourself with a reunification event. It is important to understand the inner workings of the program to ensure a smooth reunification between students and parents/guardians can be achieved.

School Emergency Reunification Video


Fire Extinguishers and Fire Safety

Happy Li'l Fire Extinguisher

An extensive recall was initiated by the Consumer Product Safety Commission for approximately 40 million plastic-handle model fire extinguishers produced by Kidde between January 1, 1973 and October 25, 2015. (That’s a lot!)

As this recall could affect your home fire extinguishers as well as school extinguishers, this recall notice was communicated to all district employees and placed on the district website for parents. The recall is related to the handles becoming loose and falling off and/or clogged. Deaths have been documented as a result of the failure(s).

Instructions for replacing the affected models are included in the recall notice. Many of the recalled fire extinguishers are home use models. See the link below to see if your extinguisher is at risk and how to get a replacement.

https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2017/kidde-recalls-fire-extinguishers-with-plastic-handles-due-to-failure-to-discharge-and


Fire Safety Tips for the Home

  • Fall is the perfect time to change batteries in your smoke detectors.
  • Does your family have a fire plan? Great time to review it.
  • Do you have a fire extinguisher in your kitchen and garage? Know how to use it?


Remember this Acronym “PASS”

P = Pull the pin

A = Aim at the base of the fire

S = Squeeze the handle

S = Sweep the extinguishing agent at the base of the fire

Types of Fires

A = Something that leaves an ash, like paper or wood.

B = Oils and fuels (gasoline or other flammable liquids)

C = Electrical (burning electronics, transformers etc.)

D = Burning metals (magnesium etc.)

Extinguishers have the classes of fire they are designed to put out printed on the label. Typically most extinguishers are ABC. Once an electrical fire is de-energized (class C) it will become a class A fire as the insulation or material around it continues to burn.


Weather station

Woodland Middle School now has an online  weather station.