Safety Drills Overiew

  • To ensure that everyone has familiarity with their role during an emergency, Gilbert Public School’s District Security Office works in collaboration with our schools, the district office and local law enforcement and fire department officials to coordinate and hold a series of safety drills each year across all campuses. These drills provide valuable training and allow for an opportunity to optimize plans.

    The types of drill exercises include: fire drills, lockdown drills, and student-parent reunification practice drills.

Emergency Situations & Guidelines for Families

Fire Drills

  • Fire drills (emergency evacuation) at our schools are federally mandated, and are conducted monthly with the first drill of each school year being conducted within 10 days of the beginning of classes.

Lockdown Drills Information & FAQ

  • Lockdown Drills Overview

  • What are Lockdown Drills?

  • Why conduct Lockdown Drills?

  • Why conduct unannounced Lockdown Drills?

  • How to speak with your student about Lockdown Drills.


  • Reunification is the “controlled” release of students to their parents/guardians due to an abnormal circumstance at school. This could be due to mechanical issues, weather related issues, or other emergency incidents. GPS has a plan in place on how to conduct reunifications which is both safe and controlled for all involved parties.

    The below video and documentation will provide a basic understanding of how the process is conducted.

Emergency Situations & Guidelines for Families

Reunification Videos for Families

Last Modified on December 15, 2021