Safety Drill Information

Members of the Rensselaer City School District Community:

As we announced last week, Friday (11/4) is designated on our calendar for our “Go Home Early” drill.  We have partnered with Rensselaer Police Department, Rensselaer Fire Department, and the Questar III safety team to design an evacuation and dismissal drill.  We will be transporting all VRES students and staff to St. John’s church and moving all JrSr High students to an upper field away from the building.  This drill will require parents and community members to stay off school property after 1:20pm and to follow specific instructions for parent pick-up procedures. 

JrSr High Parents:
Busses should be dropping students off approximately 25 minutes early.  Walkers and students that drive will be dismissed about 25 minutes early.  Parents that pick up students should park along 9th St. and your students will meet you there around 2:10 – 2:15pm.

VRES Parents:

Busses should be dropping students off between 10 and 25 minutes early.  Walkers (we only have a handful) will be transported back to the walker zone to walk home.  Pre-K parent pickup will begin around 2:10pm at St. John’s church.  K-5 pickup will be from 2:30pm to 2:45pm at St. John’s church.  Please:
1) Enter on Wendell St. ONLY

2) Follow directions from the police directing traffic
3) Stay in your vehicle
4) Do not arrive early


You will receive a reminder and any further pertinent information before Friday so that everyone knows what to do. If this situation changes your need for a student to ride a bus or get picked up, please notify the respective office as soon as possible so we can plan accordingly.

Thank you all for your cooperation and participation as #PartnersInSafety.


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