Safety and Security

Reunification is the process of reunifying the student with their parent/guardian after an incident has occurred at a school. This is a critical aspect of Safety and Security’s mission and takes all students, staff, and parents’ cooperation for it to be successful.

Parents/guardians should remember not to immediately go to their child’s school if an emergency occurs. Imagine Schools’ at Lakewood Ranch will contact you with information regarding reunification. Reunification will likely occur off site and not at your child’s school. Parents should ensure they are getting their information from trusted news sources during an emergency.

Below are some helpful tips if an emergency ever occurs at your child’s school:

Stay calm and aware.  Our priority is keeping students safe. Monitor public notice by radio, television, email and the internet for emergency updates and procedures.

Cooperate with school and/or law enforcement officials. In the case of an emergency, the safety of your child and others will depend upon the ability of school and law enforcement officials to do their jobs. Please cooperate with them by going where they tell you to go. 

Be ready to respond to the designated reunification site. If there is an emergency and students are evacuated, parents will be allowed to pick up their children from the designated reunification site. If the school has been declared a shelter-in-place, or a lockdown is necessary, access to the school will be denied. 

Be patient when arriving at the reunification site. During an emergency, school personnel will maintain a safe environment for children within the school and/or at the reunification site, remember in some emergency situations the school could likely be the safest place for children. 

All parents/guardians will be required to fill out a Reunification Card once they arrive at the site. Parents/guardians can go ahead and have these cards in hand and completed for expedited reunification. Also, make sure you have your ID, as this will be required at the reunification site.