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Safety Drills at Willamina School District

posted Oct 2, 2014, 10:56 AM by Deb Eisele   [ updated Oct 2, 2014, 1:34 PM by Web Admin ]


1100 Oaken Hills Drive, Willamina, Oregon 97396

Phone:  503-876-4525 / Fax:  503-876-3610

Gus Forster, Superintendent


Dear Families,

The safety and welfare of our students and staff are our highest priority at Willamina School District (WSD). We practice safety drills throughout the year to help our students know what to do in an actual emergency. The Oregon Department of Education has changed the guidelines regarding emergency response to drills.

The school District is working closely with the Yamhill County Sheriff Department to correctly implement these procedures. The goal is to improve our ability to protect our students, save lives, reduce injury, and respond quickly. Practicing allows us to evaluate our emergency operation plans and improve our response.

Today we practiced evacuating the building as if there were a threat inside the building (there was no real threat), all students and staff left the building to a designated safe location.

This letter serves as notification that WSD will be conducting these drills in accordance with the Oregon Department of Education and guidance from local law enforcement. The dates and times of drills will not be announced, you will only be notified in a real emergency. 

In case of a real emergency, the West Valley Fire District is the designated meeting place.
In order to protect your child, students will only be released to parents/adults listed as emergency contacts on student registration forms in the case of an actual emergency. It is a good idea to have several trusted adults listed with the school. Please be sure that this information is current and accurate.

If you have any questions, concerns, or need further information, please contact the District Office @ 503-876-1500.



Willamina Elementary School - 1100 Oaken Hills Dr., Willamina, OR 97396 – Phone: 503-876-2374 / Carrie Zimbrick, Principal

Willamina JR/SR. High School –