Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Code Blue Practice on Friday

Fire Drills and Code Blue Drills

Fire Drills and Code Blue lockdown practice drills are held periodically during the school year. The purpose of these drills is to prepare children for emergency situations. Fire and Code Blue Drills are conducted in conjunction with the Town of Burlington Fire and Police Departments. We will be conducting a Code Blue Drill this Friday (11/18/11) at 9:00 A.M.

A Code Blue procedure will be used when an intruder or dangerous scenario impacts the safety of the students. During a Code Blue teachers have students go to a designated section of the room on the floor, lock classroom doors, turn off lights, pull down shades and take attendance. Teachers and staff look to make sure all students are away from doors and windows.

A Relaxed Code Blue is a procedure used when the threat is away from the school. A Relaxed Code Blue is similar to a regular day with a few exceptions. During a Relaxed Code Blue students can use the bathrooms, go to specialists, and go to lunch. Also during a Relaxed Code Blue there is no outside recess. In addition, people cannot leave or enter the building.

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