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By Tracie Mitchell
Staff Writer 

Sound of silence: South Side drills students, parents on reunification

WORLAND – Friday afternoon the students of Worland South Side Elementary School silently walked from their school to the Worland Community Center Complex where they continued the silence as they sat on the front gymnasium floor in class groups waiting for their parents to pick them up. The reason: a reunification drill.

 

May 15, 2018

Tracie Mitchell

Worland South Side Elementary School parent Andrew Martinson shows his photo identification at the Worland Community Center Complex Friday afternoon to collect his son during the reunification drill.

WORLAND – Friday afternoon the students of Worland South Side Elementary School silently walked from their school to the Worland Community Center Complex where they continued the silence as they sat on the front gymnasium floor in class groups waiting for their parents to pick them up. The reason: a reunification drill.

In the case of an emergency where the students and staff are required to leave the school, the reunification process needs to be done in a way that makes sure every student is accounted for and safely returned to their family.

"The purpose of this drill is to ensure that...



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