School safety is a matter of great importance and one which demands a good deal of time and energy from those who work in schools. We believe that keeping students safe is our primary responsibility each day, and we design programming, protocols, and procedures to meet that responsibility. Each year, we review those practices to ensure that the measures we take – both those that are preventative and those that are responsive – provide our students and staff with the safest, most nurturing schools possible.
As part of our review process in recent years, we have been working with local first responders to update our emergency response protocols – specifically those that drive our response to a highly critical situation such as an intruder in our schools. In the past year, we have focused our energies on two programs that have garnered much attention throughout Maine and the United States; ALICE and I Love You Guys.
If you would like more information about these changes, please attend our Emergency Protocols Information Session on Wednesday, November 9, from 7:00-8:00 p.m. in room D220 at Yarmouth High School.