School Safety Information Nights
11/15/19-The ALICE curriculum will be rolled out in the coming weeks in all district schools. The curriculum is designed for specific age and grade levels. You will see the coloring book that will be used for Pre-K students, the “Stranger Danger” video that will be used for K-6th grade and the “Basic Concepts of ALICE” for grades 7-12. If you have questions relating to the ALICE roll out, please review the School Safety Information Night video located on the district webpage.
The video above was taken at the Consentino Middle School ALICE Presentation.
The safety and security of our students is of the utmost importance. To that end, we continuously review our policies and practices to ensure that recent research and data support the policies we employ. The US Department of Education, International Association of Chiefs of Police, FEMA and the FBI all recommend having active plans that include decision making and options rather than traditional school lockdown in the unlikely event of a school intruder.
As you may know, Haverhill Public Schools has adopted ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate), a nationally recognized program. ALICE is a proactive set of responses to an active school intruder event which empowers individuals in crisis situations to be prepared to consider all options.
The school district will be providing two School Safety Information Nights that will give parents and community members an opportunity to learn about ALICE. These forums will include timelines on the implementation of educating our students prior to conducting our first student drill in November 2019.
If you have questions or would like more information, please consider joining us at one of our Informational Nights. Spanish interpreter services will be available on both Informational Nights. More information about ALICE is also available at: https://www.alicetraining.com/
Margaret Marotta, Ed. D
Superintendent of Schools