Willows Unified School District takes proactive measures to protect the safety of all our students and staff members.
District representatives attend safe schools trainings.
District representatives work in close
collaboration with local emergency personnel to develop and maintain
plans for coping with a variety of emergency response situations.
Plans are regularly reviewed and updated.
School system personnel practice these drills on a regular basis.
Actions taken during any type of emergency
situation depend a great deal on the specifics of the incident.
If an incident occurs at a school, we ask that parents do not go directly to the school.
School staff is prepared to maintain as safe and normal an environment
as possible within the school. School is not automatically canceled in
emergency situations. Indeed, school may be the safest place for
children to be during some emergency conditions.
In times of emergency, a variety of local media will be used to provide information. Parents should:
visit this district website for emergency updates
tune into local major radio and television stations
Students will not be released to parents if public safety officials have declared that:
it is dangerous for parents to travel to the school to pick up students, or
the lives of persons in the school would be jeopardized in opening the outside school doors, or
the school is otherwise restricted by those officials.
will be released to parents as soon as officials have determined it is
safe. Students will be released only to parents or other individuals
listed on the student's emergency card. No student will be released to
any individual who is not specifically listed on the emergency card,
including an older sibling. All adults must show photo ID when picking
up a student.
Parents can help by giving the most accurate, up-to-date health and emergency information to the school office.