Riverview School District wants to make you aware of new additions to our safety training, used in school districts nationwide, that will be presented to our students beginning this spring. We invite you to learn more about ALICE Training® at one of two parent meetings being sponsored by PTSA.
One event will be hosted for elementary families, and one will be hosted for secondary families.
Elementary Information Night: Tuesday March 15, 2022 @ 7:00 PM Riverview Education Service Center (District Office) Assembly Hall
Secondary Information Night: Thursday March 17, 2022 @ 7:00 PM Riverview Education Service Center (District Office) Assembly Hall
Preparing our students for emergency situations at school is not new. We host a variety of drills in our schools throughout the year to help students understand how to properly respond in the event of emergencies such as an earthquake or a fire. Historically, we have practiced Secure and Hold and Lockdown drills in order to prepare our students and staff in the case of an armed intruder. ALICE Training® strategies work to enhance the drills we currently participate in.
Active shooter and intruder drills can be distressing to our students and staff, as well as parents/guardians and families. We have given careful consideration to presenting the ALICE Training® in an age-appropriate way.
Students in grades 6-12 will be trained by staff on full ALICE protocols.
Students in elementary school will be trained in their classrooms in the context of a lockdown drill. The protocols that we teach elementary students will be personalized to their environment and grade level. We will emphasize the necessity of students listening and following directions from their teacher.
Again, thinking about potential emergencies, especially the thought of a violent intruder in our schools, can be difficult. We recognize this training may be a difficult topic for some students and families. While we hope that we never have to apply this training in our schools, we would be remiss in our duties if we did not prepare our students and staff how to be as safe as possible.
If you have concerns about your student participating in this activity, the district always encourages you to contact your school principal or classroom teacher.
We have prepared an information page and FAQ document for families to review regarding ALICE Training®. Additional links to the ALICE Training® website and more information is provided below.
RSD Information Page and FAQ Document: https://www.rsd407.org/alice-training-info
ALICE Training Website: https://www.alicetraining.com/
ALICE Training Information: https://www.alicetraining.com/about-us/