Message from the Principal: Lock Down Practice Scheduled for Irving School Staff and Students

Dear Irving Community,

I hope the New Year is off to a good start for all of you, and the transition back to the school routine has been smooth for you and your children.

I am writing to provide you with an update about the plans and activities we are undertaking here at Irving to ensure that we are as prepared as possible for any situation that would necessitate a lock down of our building. On Wednesday, December 19, our staff reviewed our lock down procedures and conducted a practice drill after school without the children present; and tomorrow all of our students and staff will participate in a drill that will be attended by our Resident Beat Officer John Rumoro.

We included information about the drill in this morning’s announcements, and plan to do so again tomorrow. I will also spend time tomorrow reviewing the step-by-step instructions for the drill. Please be assured that we will not discuss the events from Newtown, CT with our students; and have made sure everyone understands that the sole focus of our efforts is to keep Irving safe.

I wanted to let you know about the drill in the event that you want to talk about it with your children, or hear about it from them either today or tomorrow.

Please contact me if have any questions or concerns.  Thank you for your time, attention and continued support of our school.


John Hodge

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