May 29, 2018
This letter is to let you know that today Mohonasen conducted formal lockdown drills at Draper Middle School and Pinewood Intermediate School. The drills were conducted by the Rotterdam Police Department, our school resource officer and our director of safety and security. The events lasted approximately 30 minutes each, during which time the buildings went into complete lockdowns as they would if actual intruders were in the buildings.
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.
Kathleen A. Spring
Superintendent of Schools