Schools Conducting Emergency Drills This Week
Written by Andrew-Rossi on December 7, 2017
Two Cody Elementary schools will be performing safety drills this week that will prepare students and parents for unforeseen emergencies.
This morning at 8:30, the Cody Police Department will be assisting the staff at Livingston Elementary School with a school lockdown drill. According to a release from the Police Department, the drill will help identify the best practices to ensure a safe and consistent response to the school, in the event an incident was to take place while school is in session.
Tomorrow, the entire city block around Eastside School will be the staging area for what Principal Nick Gallagher calls a “reunification drill” – practicing how parents would pick up their children in a structured manner, including signing a form before being united with their child after a threatening incident.
Gallagher said that there will be a bus available to transport students to their after school destinations, because there are always situations in which parents can’t pick up their children. However, Gallagher says all parents are urged to participate in the drill, which will include stations set up throughout the neighborhood surrounding the school that will allow for one student at a time to be released when that parent or guardian arrives and shows proper identification.
Gallagher says that drivers passing by the school on 17th Street will be impacted by the drill, as a portion of that intersection will be blocked off. The drill will take place at 12:30 p.m. Friday.