Caleb Dustin Hunking School
A Message from the Superintendent
Dear Parents and Guardians:
The safety and security of our students is of the utmost importance. To that end, we continuously review our policies and practices to ensure that recent research and data support the policies we employ. The US Department of Education, International Association of Chiefs of Police, FEMA and the FBI all recommend having active plans that include decision making and options rather than traditional school lockdown in the unlikely event of a school intruder.
As you may know, Haverhill Public Schools has adopted ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate), a nationally recognized program. ALICE is a proactive set of responses to an active school intruder event which empowers individuals in crisis situations to be prepared to consider all options.
The school district will be providing two School Safety Information Nights that will give parents and community members an opportunity to learn about ALICE. These forums will include timelines on the implementation of educating our students prior to conducting our first student drill in November 2019.
Parent Informational Nights will be held on the following dates:
10/21/19 Hunking School: 5:00pm-6:30pm
10/22/19 Consentino School: 7:00pm-8:30pm
If you have questions or would like more information, please consider joining us at one of our Informational Nights. Spanish interpreter services will be available on both Informational Nights. More information about ALICE is also available at: https://www.alicetraining.com/
Margaret Marotta, Ed. D
Superintendent of Schools