September 15, 2014
RE: RUN/HIDE/DEFEND DRILL
Dear Bowers Families,
In conjunction with the Santa Clara Police Department, our staff has been trained on the new RUN/HIDE/DEFEND protocol for an active shooter on a school campus. I know this can be unsettling to our students and your families. Our goal is to be as prepared as possible for the worst and hope that we never have to be part of real incident.
On Thursday, September 18, 2014, we will take part in a school wide drill to practice the HIDE protocol of the drill. At 1:30 pm, we will initiate our lock down code to begin our drill. Police officers will be on campus coordinating the drill. Students in their rooms will be locked in their classrooms with their shades drawn in a safe spot in the room until the drill is over. Other than the police checking the doors for security and a little banging, the students will not be doing anything other than sitting on the floor quietly. Please talk to your child about the drill and reassure them that we are just practicing the procedures for keeping them safe. I appreciate your support and I know our students will be amazing as usual during this drill.
If you have questions or concerns please feel free to contact us anytime.
2014 - 2015 HANDBOOK AND CALENDAR
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
Sept. 18 - RUN/HIDE/DEFEND Drill
Sept. 22 - Teacher In-Service - No School
Oct 1 - 8 - Parent/Teacher Conferences
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