Last year, Officer Kara Caffrey began as the NAPS Elementary Schools’ Resource Officer. Officer Caffrey works as yet another resource in the NAPS’s elementary schools helping to educate and support North Andover kids and families. You will often see Officer Caffrey visiting the Sargent and at Sargent after school functions getting to know the kids in a positive way. Make sure you give her a big hello when you see her!
I know you have heard that the Sargent School as well as the entire NAPS district is adopting ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) this year to enhance lockdown safety procedures. To date, all NAPS staff members have been trained and ALL NAPS schools have had their ALICE parent information nights. In addition, ALL NAPS students (Including Sargent's) have had grade appropriate ALICE presentations put on by Officer Caffrey and Freddy.
THE SARGENT'S FIRST “ALICE” DRILL. We will be having our first a scheduled ALICE drill at the Sargent in the afternoon on 3/9. Both NAPS police and fire will participate. (All NAPS schools will be having similar ALICE drills over the next few school weeks.) This first drill is “purposely announced” to all in the school community (kids, staff, parents) so we can best begin to get used to the new way of doing things. The drill can be considered an "enhanced lockdown" and will be using the language related to the scenario that there is an intruder in the building and there will be some barricading of doors/rooms. For the most part, things should go similarly to last year’s lock down drills with lights off, doors locked, etc. It should take the same amount of time, too. There will be NO Evacuation this time. Please let me know if you have any questions. I will send a letter home after to let you know how it went.