Dear Parents and Students,
One of the realities for all school districts in the year 2015 is considering how staff and students would respond in the unlikely event of an armed intruder. On the Cloverleaf campus, you no doubt have noticed numerous safety upgrades that just weren’t necessary a generation ago. There is still more we can and need to do for our students. In collaboration with the Medina County Sheriff’s Department, Cloverleaf is implementing ALICE training.
ALICE was created through analysis of multiple armed intruder case studies in this country. It’s not a one-size-fits-all method of training; rather, it gives students and teachers options beyond the traditional lock-the-door-and-hide-behind-the-desk procedures of the past.
The initial roll-out to our students will consist only of age-appropriate discussions, starting the week of Aug. 31. During the planning process, our administration has been highly sensitive to the social and emotional needs of our students -- especially at the youngest grade levels. As the year progresses, so too will the training of our students.
All staff members have been fully trained and are prepared to implement ALICE procedures to ensure the safest possible environment in our schools.
If you have any questions about the roll-out, please direct them to your child’s principal. To the right you will find additional information from the ALICE Training Institute.