Dear Parents & Guardians,
Our teachers and staff have received CRASE (Civilian Response to Active Shooter Event) training from local law enforcement on how to respond to an armed intruder. Based on the foundational elements of Avoid, Deny, and Defend, teachers and administrators were trained on how to make decisions to best handle various scenarios.
In order to introduce this training to students, Alburtis Elementary School students will participate in a safety drill within the next few weeks. Teachers will discuss with students the basics of the CRASE training and the purpose for the drill.
The training will be modified appropriately to consider the developmental needs and chronological age of students. At the conclusion of the drill, we will seek teacher, staff, police and student feedback so that we can continue the process of refining our crisis response procedures.
Over the next few days, you may want to take a few minutes to discuss with your child the necessity of being aware of surroundings, reporting suspicious persons or situations, and listening attentively to teachers and staff during an emergency.
Thank you for your continued partnership in providing a safe and welcoming educational environment throughout the East Penn School District.
Dr. Cheryl A. Scalzo, Principal