The children have been talking about this drill for days and what to do if they should hear this command over the PA system. The children were in their places and quiet in less than a minute after the command was announced. The school was so quiet you could literally hear a pin drop. The in house Crisis Team checked all doors, bathrooms, and locker rooms before the “All Clear” was announced, all of which took less than 3 minutes.
Mimi Oakman debriefed with the kindergartners to make sure they felt safe. The in house Crisis Team debriefed the drill to discuss problem areas or things of note. New adults working in the school commented on how safe they feel in this school and how amazing it is to see the kids practice with such seriousness and skillfulness, and without fear. Eleven fire and lock down drills are required by law and have to be recorded in the school register and reported to the AOE in June of every year.
Bryan Woodbury, Custodian and Assistant to the Facilities Manager, and I will host an Emergency Preparedness Committee meeting for local firemen, rescue, police and interested citizens on Friday, September 25th, 2015 from 9:00 to 10:00 AM in the Conference Room.
This meeting is open to the public.