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Harmon's Safety Drills

Dear Harmon Families,

We wanted to again share the four safety drills your students will participate in as part of our comprehensive safety plan.  The goal of practicing the drills is to help our students feel safe at school and to know what to do should an emergency arise.  We are sharing this information with you so you may discuss the drills with your students.  Below is a brief description of the drills that will be practiced:

Evacuation: How to exit the school in a quick and orderly manner.  This is most typically used for a fire drill. Each class follows an exit route and is accounted for while waiting quietly with teachers outside the building.  We practice fire drills one time per month.  No one can enter the school during an evacuation.

Lockout Secured Perimeter: How students are kept safe inside the school when there is a potential threat outside of our school.  We make sure all students are inside the building behind secured perimeter doors.  Business as usual continues within the school and parents are able to enter the school through the main doors showing proper identification.

Lockdown: How students are kept safe when there is a potential threat within the school.  Students practice staying quiet and unseen within classrooms, closest classrooms and restrooms (if they are not in their classroom). Nobody may leave their classroom during a lockdown and entry into the school is not permitted.

Shelter (Tornado) Drill: How to move students to a safe place in our school and how to utilize the “duck and cover” position.  Students will move to designated safe areas within the building.  No one can enter the school during a Tornado Warning because the office staff will be in their designated safe areas.

We strongly encourage you to talk to your students about what to do both at school and at home in the event of a crisis. 

If you have any questions about any of our safety procedures please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Sincerely,

Norman Pierre Sedillo

Assistant Principal

Posted by: Norm Sedillo Published:2/16/17
Audience: Assistant Principals, Associates, Parents, Principals, Staff, Students, Sys Admins, Teachers, All Grades and Homepage