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Dear Levy Families,
Updates and Upcoming Events:
Some General Reminders:
Drop-off and Pick-up Information:
A few words about drills:
State law requires all schools to conduct safety drills at various times throughout the year. By law, we must have at least one fire drill each month, and we will hold our first one this coming week.
Another requirement is that we hold a lockdown drill during the month of September. Teachers will review with their students over the next couple of weeks what to do in a lockdown situation in the classroom and in the cafeteria. Essentially, we ask our students to do two things during any safety drill: to be at volume zero, and to listen to their teachers’ directions. Toward the end of the month, we will hold a lockdown drill with the Burrillville Police Department. The teachers and children know that when the police visit our school, they are helping us to be safe and we are practicing what to do in an emergency.
We approach all of our safety drills – fire, evacuation, and lockdown – in such a way as to reassure our children that there are things they can do to keep themselves safe in an emergency, and that the adults are prepared and know what to do if something unexpected occurs. Our goal is to alleviate any anxiety children might feel in these situations.
For information at any time, please be sure to check out our new Levy website at atl.bsd-ri.net. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call or email me at any time!
Have a great week!
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