Lockdown Drill at SRHS

Lockdown Drill at SRHS
Posted on 03/06/2018
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The safety and welfare of students and staff are the highest priority at Salt River High School. We practice safety drills throughout the year to help prepare staff and students for real emergency situations.

At 2 p.m. today (3/6), the Salt River Schools Safe Schools and Security Team, in partnership with the Salt River Police Department, conducted a school-wide lockdown drill.

The school conducts one “Lockdown Drill” per semester. This type of drill secures the school building and safely shelters 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 perimeter doors to the school building are locked and remain locked until the danger or issue outside or inside the building is removed. To ensure everyone remains safe, no one will be allowed to enter the building or leave the building until the authorities authorize such a release.

Our school has worked closely with local authorities and representatives from U.S. Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to correctly develop and implement safety procedures. The goal of practicing emergency drills throughout the school year is to improve our ability to protect students, save lives and reduce injuries. These practice drills allow us to evaluate our emergency operation plans and improve our response skills.

We are pleased with the outcome of today’s drill and feel reassured that our safety plans can be implemented effectively by our staff.

Please note: During a real emergency, parents and emergency contacts of students will be notified during and after the event by Salt River Schools’ administrators through our notification system, which includes phone calls, texts and email, among other platforms. As such, it is important your contact information on file be current. If you need to update your contact information, please contact the school’s front office. It is important that parents and emergency contacts do not attempt to contact the school, teachers or their students during an emergency as that could impact everyone’s safety.

Your student may tell you about today’s drill and it is important to talk with them about why it’s important and what they learned. Our goal, while practicing important safety procedures, is to be sure all students feel safe. We invite you to join Salt River Schools for the upcoming Soda With Security event on Wednesday, March 28, from 5:30-7 p.m. where safety authorities will be at Salt River Elementary School discussing what to do in an active shooter situation.

If you have any questions or need further information, please do not hesitate to call us.

Brian Mabb
Principal, Salt River High School
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