For Parents

Safety Update: A.L.I.C.E.

Across the country, school safety practices are evolving. At USD 305, we have been expanding our strategies to be more comprehensive and increase options for responding to safety concerns.

This year, all Salina USD 305 schools are implementing age appropriate A.L.I.C.E. (alert, lockdown, inform, counter and evacuate) strategies. This proactive approach is not step-by-step, but rather options that can be used in response to a threatening intruder. The method moves beyond a passive lockdown-only approach. It empowers people to make decisions that best fit an emergency.

We all share the priority of keeping our schools safe. Throughout the year, students are involved in safety drills. You can help reinforce school safety by asking your students about what they have practiced at school.

We also ask for your support in reminding students that if they “see something, say something” and for you to seek information from school officials whenever there are questions or concerns about what is happening in our schools. In turn, we are committed to providing up-to-date information on our websites and communications when safety concerns arise.

Depending upon the situation, emergency messages are sent by text, phone and email. To review your contact information and ensure it is up to date you can follow this link.

At Salina USD 305 our commitment to keeping school safe means continuous review, practice and improvement of district and building crisis plans. If you have any questions about how A.L.I.C.E. or any other safety drills have been practiced at your student’s school, please contact your principal. Thank you for your support.

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