SUBJECT: Police/School Board Protocol – Emergency Drills
Dear Parents and Guardians:
I am writing to provide you with some information regarding emergency drills that we will be conducting this school year.
At St. Nicholas, the safety and well-being of our students is our highest priority. Although we hope that an incident that requires response from emergency personnel will never occur in our school, we must be prepared to respond quickly and effectively in case it does. The goal of the Halton Police/School Board Protocol is to ensure a rapid, coordinated and effective response is possible when an emergency occurs.
In accordance with this protocol, each year our school must conduct rehearsals or drills. These planned rehearsals are important in ensuring that staff and students are prepared in the event of a real emergency. While our school has been conducting fire drills and lockdown rehearsals for the last several years, beginning this school year, we are now also required to conduct bomb threat drills.
The protocol requires the following number of drills in each school year:
- Three (3) fire drills
- Two (2) lockdown drills
- Two (2) bomb threat drills
The drills are planned ahead of time, and advance notice and reminder of the drills will be shared with staff and students.
To learn more about the Halton Police/School Board Protocol, please go to: http://www.hcdsb.org/Parents/safeandhealthy/Pages/School-Police-Protocol.aspx
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school office.
Mr. Cacciola and Mrs. Spotswood