Precollege Reunification Plan

In the event of an evacuation or lockout during Precollege hours, there will be two main objectives for the MSM Administration: 

  1.  Accountability: making best efforts to determine who was able to evacuate the MSM campus     
        a.  This is to aid first responders in locating people who may need assistance
        b.  It is also to facilitate the reunification of students with their guardians 

  2.  Reunification: making best efforts to ensure that Precollege students are reunited with their parents or registered guardians in the event of an emergency

In the event of an evacuation or lockout, MSM Administration will turn control of the situation over to first responders as soon as possible. 

MSM’s designated area of evacuation is the main sanctuary in the Riverside Church. In the event of an evacuation, MSM Precollege Fire Wardens will orient Precollege students and their parents/guardians (if applicable) to the nearest available exit, encouraging them to meet at the MSM evacuation area. 

A Precollege staff person will be placed at the corner of 122nd Street and Claremont Avenue – allowing Fire Wardens for each floor to check-in, relaying important information about who has evacuated. This person will be clearly discernible by a sign that reads “Fire Warden Check-In.”

In the evacuation area, a Precollege staff person will set up a reunification administration station, clearly visible by a sign that reads “Parents Check In/Out.” It is MSM’s policy not to release students to anyone who has not been listed on the student’s MSM Emergency Release Form (mandatory at registration). If a parent or guardian wishes to remove a student from the evacuation area, he/she must check in at the “Parents Check In/Out” station.