Senior Steve Saed shares his thoughts
on being part of the district's Gifted progam.
Although, unfortunately, tragedies such as these cannot be entirely prevented, know that our district is secure in its emergency-preparedness and safety plan. The district works closely with the Lakewood Police Department in preparing and implementing our safety procedures for our school buildings.
Our staff is trained each year with the help of the Police Department on lockdown and evacuation procedures. Our students and staff practice the lockdown drill four times throughout the school year, such as the unannounced lockdown drill held at Lakewood High last week.
Our staff is well-prepared to handle any situation that may arise and will always put your child’s safety first. The Police Department is also well-prepared to respond to school emergencies and utilizes our facilities to train for crisis situations.
Our safety plan is continually reviewed and updated when needed. On a day-to-day basis our safety measures include secured entrances and video cameras at all school buildings. In addition, at Lakewood High School students and visitors must pass through a staffed security entrance and there are also eight security personnel on duty during the school day. There is also a Lakewood Police Department presence at the high school through its School Resource Officer/D.A.R.E Officer.
In the wake of the Newtown tragedy, if you find your child has a hard time coping with the emotions related to the trauma that occurred in Connecticut, please feel free to call your school building and administrators will get you in touch with our district psychologists and/or counselors for help.
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