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Crisis Response

Emergency Response

The Marana Unified School District considers the safety and health of students and staff to be our highest priority. The District and every Marana school has a comprehensive Emergency Response Plan, aligned with state and national school safety protocols, which provides step-by-step guidelines for maximizing safety, efficiency, and communication. Emergency drills are regularly planned and provide the opportunity to practice preparation and safety procedures, ensuring students and staff are aware of all processes including where to report and what to do in the event of an emergency.

Should an emergency or disaster situation ever arise in our area while school is in session, your student will be cared for at their home school.

Parent/guardian cooperation is necessary in any emergency. In order to ensure that students and staff follow all guidelines associated with required emergency procedures:

  • Parents/guardians are requested to not contact the school or their student during an emergency to keep phone lines free for emergency use.
  • Parents/guardians are requested to not come to the school during an emergency since students will not be released while emergency procedures are in effect. 
  • Parents/guardians will be contacted by school personnel in an emergency situation directly involving their student.
  • If you speak with your student on a cell phone remind them of the importance of following the directions of their teachers and public safety officials.
  • An emergency situation may require students to be relocated to a location different from their home school. The other district schools serve as relocation sites.

In an emergency situation, information will be provided via email, phone or possibly text message, on the website, and through the news media.

Students will only be released to parent(s) or authorized individuals identified on the student’s MUSD Health/Emergency Information Form. Parents/guardians are encouraged to contact the school during the year if there are any changes to this information.

Please consider the following criteria when designating another person to pick up your student at school:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Usually home during the day
  • Known to the child
  • Able to assume this responsibility
  • Possesses a picture ID