November 8, 2019
Dear Washington School Families:
At the Washington School the safety of our students is always a top priority. One way we promote safety is by having a plan in place for addressing various emergencies. These emergencies include, but are not limited to fires, dangerous persons, bomb threats, weather and medical emergencies.
Although we would never want any of these emergencies to take place, the administration and staff review and practice simulated events at various times throughout the school year to insure that everyone is aware of our safety protocols. We update our safety plan each year and review it with the Lowell Police Department’s School Resource Officers. The Lowell Police and Fire Departments also visit school buildings to review floor plans, gain building key access, and discuss communication tactics for emergencies. The City of Lowell has been very proactive with emergency school safety for many years.
We will be practicing lockdowns and other drills during school next week (November 11-15). Once the drills are completed we will inform you through a phone call that evening. In a real emergency, in addition to the automated phone message we would use social media to provide real time information, so please make sure we have your most updated phone number on record at school and that you join our Facebook Page @lpsdWashington.
Again, the safety procedures outlined above are intended to make the Washington School safe for all students, staff and families. If you have any questions, please contact me at school or through email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Although there are no guarantees that a crisis event will not happen, the Washington School staff and students are prepared. Thank you for reading this important message.