This letter is to let you know that Mohonasen conducted a formal lockdown drill today at the Center for Advanced Technology at Mohonasen. The drill was conducted by our school resource officer, who is a member of the Rotterdam Police Department, and our director of safety and security. The event lasted approximately 15 minutes, during which time the building went into complete lockdown as it would if actual intruders were in the building.
As per safety protocol, corresponding lockout drills were held at the high school and middle school due to the proximity of those buildings to the CAT building. Lockout is used to secure a school building during incidents that pose an imminent concern outside of the school.
All school staff and students responded appropriately and returned to their regularly scheduled activities at the end of the drill.
Drills like this are part of Mohonasen’s effort to ensure staff members districtwide are trained in how to respond during a potential emergency and to give students and staff opportunities to practice security protocol. As always, our goal is to make sure that students and staff are as safe as possible at all times, and drills like this are important opportunities for us to practice and improve our safety and security procedures.
Please take the time to discuss today’s drill with your child, including any anxiety they may have. If you have any questions about this event or any safety procedures we use at Mohonasen, please contact my office or your child’s school. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your cooperation and support are appreciated.
Dr. Kathleen Spring
Superintendent of Schools