Roxbury High School Practices Reunification Drill this Thursday

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ROXBURY, NJ (October 14, 2019) – The Roxbury Township Public Schools will be practicing a reunification drill on Thursday, October 17th.

Reunification is used in an emergency when students and staff would need to be relocated due to any issue that makes the current location unsafe, such as a gas leak, harmful invaders, concern over the safety of a physical structure, etc. The purpose of this drill is to allow the building leaders an opportunity to assign responsibilities, check the functioning of technology, work with emergency personnel to coordinate efforts and identify resources.

“For Roxbury’s reunification drill, we have partnered with Mt. Olive and have identified their high school as the site for our drill, which is just one of our options for reunification and the one we have selected for this practice. Parents of the students who have volunteered and are involved with this drill have been in communication with our high school principal, Mr. Dominick Miller,” said Loretta Radulic, Roxbury Superintendent of Schools.

“It is important to Roxbury School District that the community is aware of this practice and that it is clear that this is a drill only where we are imagining a gas leak at Roxbury High School as the cause for reunification.”

Roxbury’s Superintendent of Schools Loretta Radulic and Mt. Olive’s Superintendent Dr. Robert Zywicki got together Monday morning to create a video for both communities discussing this reunification drill that will be taking place later this week. That video can be viewed at https://youtu.be/hkaLM9FZ00U.

“In the event of a true emergency, I have no doubt that both Roxbury and Mt. Olive communities would work together to support emergency plans. While a drill is also a disruption to the usual educational process, we hope you would understand the importance of practicing for such emergencies,” said Radulic.

Roxbury Township Public Schools would like to thank Mt. Olive for supporting this drill. Thank you, also, to the Roxbury and Mt. Olive administration and emergency personnel that met repeatedly, planning, reviewing, troubleshooting, gathering information, collaborating, and working together to ensure that the drill would be successful.

PHOTO ABOVE (courtesy of Roxbury Schools)

· Reunification Planning Meeting

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