Dear Straub Families,
The safety and security of our students and staff are a top priority for Salem Keizer Public Schools. During the week of January 10th, we will be performing a lockdown drill. This drill is to implement several measures to ensure our school remains a safe place for our students and staff. During a lockdown drill, students remain in the classroom, regular activity stops, all doors are secured, and the students remain inside the room until instructed to return to regular activities. All exterior doors are locked as well, and no one is permitted to enter or leave the building. Students are kept inside the school and classrooms when circumstances make it safer to stay in the classroom rather than evacuate. As we prepare our students to properly respond to the lockdown drill, they must be knowledgeable of the proper response. Please be assured that staff at our school will spend time discussing the importance of the drills and procedures with students before running a drill. We will also take time after the drill to remind them that it was only a practice and there was no danger. We kindly ask that you take the time to speak with your child about these safety procedures and reinforce their importance. We practice these drills to ensure our school remains a safe place for teaching, learning, and having fun. Please contact me if you have any questions about the drills mentioned. Thank you for your attention to this matter.
Thank you for your continued support!
Denny McCarthy, Principal