Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.Fire Drill and Lockdown Drill - 1/24/2020
Dear Mantua ES families:
Every school facility in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) has in place crisis management and emergency preparedness plans, designed with the help of the school system’s security planning staff, local law enforcement, and emergency management officials. Plans are regularly reviewed and updated. The plans include procedures to respond to critical incidents, like fire and tornadoes, and we practice these drills regularly. A lockdown is a well-established procedure designed to protect students and staff members in a case in which there might be threats of violence within a school. During a lockdown, students remain in their classrooms or are escorted to classrooms if they are in the halls, and all interior and exterior doors are closed and locked. Once the facility is rendered safe and students are accounted for, the school is returned to normal operation.
To implement this training, our school conducted a scheduled lockdown drill as well as a fire drill today. I will continue to keep you informed of safety and security measures in place at Mantua Elementary School. If you have questions, please contact me. I appreciate your continued support in these matters.