Safety Practice DrillsTou Thao
The safety of your child/children in our schools, as well as the safety of the school staff and support personnel, is very important to us. In order to maintain a safe environment for our children to study and learn, it is necessary that we practice our emergency and crisis response plans by having drills designed to practice our procedures.
We conducted our first fire drill of the school year last week Friday. We will be conducting various drills throughout the school year. This includes FIRE DRILLS, LOCKDOWN DRILLS, and SHELTER-IN-PLACE DRILLS. These drills are required of public schools every years by the state. Each type of drill is explained below.
We want each student to understand and be aware of the importance of this drill and not be afraid when the fire alarm is sounded. By practicing, they will know what to do and how to do it.
This type of drill will secure the school building and safely shelter all students, staff, and visitors inside the building. The purpose of this drill is to keep the students safe from any danger outside or inside the building. During a “lockdown drill,” all of the perimeter doors to the school building will be locked and will remain locked until the danger or issue outside or inside the building is removed. To enable everyone to remain safe, no one will be allowed to enter the building or leave the building until the authorities authorize such a release.
The purpose of this drill is to be prepared to move to a safe location within the building in case of severe weather or tornados.