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School Emergency Information

Lockdown - All exterior and interior doors are locked. Students and staff are directed to turn off the lights, hide, and make as little noise as possible until first responders arrive and release the building from lockdown. 

Lockdowns occur when there is a potential threat inside, outside, or near the building. 

Shelter-in-Place - all exterior doors are locked, and there is limited movement inside the building, but activities continue. 

Shelter-in-Places are precautionary measures and usually occur when the school is informed of a situation that will likely not pose a risk of harm or injury to students or staff. 

Reunification - when students are reunited with parents after an incident or evacuation. The process ensures all students are accounted for and safely returned to their parents or a trusted guardian. Reunifications take place either at the school or a pre-designated alternate site. 

     1. Parents will be notified of the reunification location via call, text, email. Information will also be posted on the website, and D51 social media pages. 

     2. Upon arrival, parents will be directed to a single entry point where they will need to show photo I.D. and fill out an information form. Only one parent or guardian should go to the reunification site. 

     3. Once inside, the parent or guardian will be instructed to wait in a designated area while their information is confirmed. 

     4. After the information has been verified, school staff will escort the student to the waiting parent or guardian. 


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Contact Us: 
(970) 254-5103

2115 Grand Ave
Grand Junction, CO 81501

Name Title Phone Number

Tim Leon

Tanny McGinnis

Robert Barker

Bill Kaufman

Mark Mccray

Kati Garner

Safety & Transportation Director

Safety & Security Coordinator

Safety & Security Officer

Safety & Security Officer

Safety & Security Officer

Mental Health and Crisis Coordinator

(970) 254-5172

(970) 254-5128

(970) 254-5137

(970) 254-5137

(970) 254-5137

(970) 254-5100

Melodee Bergin

Executive Administrative Assistant

(970) 254-5103

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