Emergency Pick-Up Procedure

Please make certain your Emergency Information Card on file with the school office is accurate.

In the event of a school wide emergency, such as an earthquake or lock down, please:

  • Stay calm
  • Do NOT come to or call the school, as staff will not necessarily be able to answer the phones or the door right away
  • ait for a call from the school letting you know that it is safe to come pick-up your child(ren).


Emergency pick-up is a two-step process:

Step 1:  

  • Adults go to the Request Gate (a.k.a. the “Kinder Gate”) at Bowdoin and Swarthmore (see map below).  
  • All adults must show a picture ID.  School staff will confirm that the picture matches the adult and that the name on the picture ID matches a name on the child’s Emergency Information Card on file with the school.  
  • The adult then receives written authorization from the school staff to pick up the child at the Reunion Gate.


Step 2:  

  • The adult proceeds from the Request Gate to the Reunion Gate at the top of the stairs at Swarthmore and La Cruz (see map below)
  • School staff bring the child to the Reunion Gate.  
  • The adult must turn in the written authorization to pick-up the child at the Reunion Gate.  
  • The adult and child leave together.