Minnesota State Statutes and Rochester Public School District policies guide our crisis preparedness and response. Each site develops a crisis plan each year. We will have fire drills, lock down and active threat safety drills, as well as a tornado drill throughout the year.
When staff talk with students about the safety drills, we talk about how the emergencies almost never happen in school, but, just in case, we practice what to do if there is an emergency. We remind students that this keeps us safe!
We will have safety drills and practice for emergencies over the next few weeks. We wanted to inform you of the conversations that we have at school in case children are talking about these drills at home. Please let us know if you or your children have questions or concerns about these safety drills.