Mohonasen conducted formal lockdown drills at Draper Middle School, Pinewood Intermediate School and the Center for Advanced Technology today (10/25). The drills were conducted by the Rotterdam Police Department, the district’s school resource officer and the Director of Safety and Security. The events lasted approximately 20 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 quickly 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 district-wide are trained in how to respond during a potential emergency and to give students and staff opportunities to practice security protocol. As always, the district’s goal is to make sure that students and staff are as safe as possible at all times, and drills like this are important opportunities to practice and improve district 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 used at Mohonasen, you can e-mail them to firstname.lastname@example.org, contact Superintendent Shannon Shine or your child’s school directly.