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BOY - Lockdown Drill Tomorrow ~ April 5th

posted Apr 19, 2018, 1:14 PM by Gary Levante   [ updated Apr 19, 2018, 1:32 PM ]

Dear Boyne Families,

Each semester, as part of our Safety Plan, every school in the Halton District School Board conducts 3 fire drills and a lockdown rehearsal. These planned drills and rehearsals are important in ensuring that staff and students are aware of how to appropriately respond in the event of a real emergency. If any deficiencies or problems are noted, then changes are made to the plan.

This year, we will be working with our Community Police Officer from the Halton Regional Police Services to conduct a lockdown rehearsal. This will take place on tomorrow, Thursday April 5th, 2018 at approximately 11:30 AM.

The lockdown rehearsal will last approximately 20 - 30 minutes. During that time, staff and students will be in ‘lockdown’ mode (classroom doors locked, lights off, students sitting on the floor).

Access to the school by visitors WILL NOT be available during the time of the lockdown rehearsal. Also, our secretaries will not be able to answer phone calls until the rehearsal is completed.

As School Principal, I will direct staff and students to resume normal school activities once the lockdown rehearsal is complete. These types of training exercises help to ensure that staff, students and police are ready to respond appropriately in the event of a real emergency.

If you have any questions, please contact Peter Marshall (Principal), Cheryl Collet (Vice-Principal) or Gary Levante (Vice-Principal) at (905) 864-9641.

Thank you for your anticipated understanding.