11/27/12


Dear Parents/Guardians:

Each semester, as part of our Safety Plan, Iroquois Ridge High School conducts three fire drills and a lockdown rehearsal.  These planned 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 week, we will be working with the Halton Regional Police Services to conduct a lockdown rehearsal and training exercise.   This rehearsal and training exercise, approved by the Halton District School Board Administrative Council, will take place on Thursday, November 29th at 9:00 a.m.

Approximately eight police officers from the Halton Regional Police Service, including our assigned High School Liaison Officer, will be on-site at the school responding to the call as if it were a real lockdown situation.  Please note this exercise will involve red plastic replica firearms that are not capable of being loaded or fired in any manner.  No real firearms will be used in the exercise.

It is anticipated that the police portion of this training exercise will take approximately 20 minutes, and run concurrently with the lockdown activities initiated by the school. During the exercise, staff and students will be in “lockdown” mode (classroom doors locked, lights off, students sitting on floor).  The only impact of the police training portion of the lockdown exercise on staff and students is the potential to observe several marked police cars in the parking lot, and see officers in uniform moving on foot through the hallways of the school issuing loud verbal commands to each other.  There will not be any intentional contact or interaction between students and police officers. 

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 an administrator at the school.

Sincerely,



Deb Robinson              Kate Rehm               Peter Stevens
Principal                       Vice Principal           Vice Principal

Dear Parents/Guardians:

Each semester, as part of our Safety Plan, Iroquois Ridge High School conducts three fire drills and a lockdown rehearsal.  These planned 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 week, we will be working with the Halton Regional Police Services to conduct a lockdown rehearsal and training exercise.   This rehearsal and training exercise, approved by the Halton District School Board Administrative Council, will take place on Thursday, November 29th at 9:00 a.m.

Approximately eight police officers from the Halton Regional Police Service, including our assigned High School Liaison Officer, will be on-site at the school responding to the call as if it were a real lockdown situation.  Please note this exercise will involve red plastic replica firearms that are not capable of being loaded or fired in any manner.  No real firearms will be used in the exercise.

It is anticipated that the police portion of this training exercise will take approximately 20 minutes, and run concurrently with the lockdown activities initiated by the school. During the exercise, staff and students will be in “lockdown” mode (classroom doors locked, lights off, students sitting on floor).  The only impact of the police training portion of the lockdown exercise on staff and students is the potential to observe several marked police cars in the parking lot, and see officers in uniform moving on foot through the hallways of the school issuing loud verbal commands to each other.  There will not be any intentional contact or interaction between students and police officers. 

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 an administrator at the school.

Sincerely,



Deb Robinson              Kate Rehm               Peter Stevens
Principal                       Vice Principal           Vice Principal