This morning, Thursday, November 3rd, the Salem Central School District held its first lock down drill of the school year. The purpose of this first drill was to focus on faculty, staff, and student be out of earshot, out of sight, and in a secure location. Once the lock down drill was initiated, administrative teams went to each classroom to check on these items and gave immediate feedback to students and teachers on the things they did well and the things they could do to improve.
You should be very proud of your students! They performed exceedingly well. Once a room was checked, they were allowed to continue regular instruction in the classroom until the drill was completed. The entire event lasted approximately 30 minutes for faculty, staff, and students.
New state regulations require four (4) lockdown drills in total for the school year; one per quarter. We will complete our second lockdown drill before the Christmas break and the last two (2) drills in the spring. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact my office. Thank you for your continued support of our school as we work to maintain a safe learning environment for all.