Weather Related School Closures
As we prepare for the possibility of weather related school closures, we wanted to remind parents that all notifications regarding school closures and delays will be sent through our automated phone/text/email system, posted on Facebook, and communicated to WCAX.
The safety of our students and employees is the primary factor in determining whether schools will be closed or delayed due to weather conditions. Our decision to close school is made after reviewing current weather conditions in the region and checking on road conditions with our town road crews. Please remember the decision to close is based on weather conditions across our entire SU. As always, we will do our best to notify you of any changes to the school day as soon as the decision is made.
For additional information on winter weather safety, please visit the NWS Winter Safety Website.
ALICE Violent Critical Incident Training
In an effort to provide the safest possible schools for our students and employees, all teachers and staff participated in ALICE violent critical incident training at the beginning of the school year.
ALICE stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate.
For many years, the standard protocol for responding to a violent incident on campus was to direct teachers, staff, and students to lockdown in their classroom. The lockdown-only approach has been deemed inefficient by the Department of Education, independent researchers, and law enforcement. Therefore, CVSU identified the need to provide an option-based training for teachers and staff. With the ALICE protocols in place, adults on campus will now make a decision whether to lockdown or evacuate with students after considering the events occurring around them.
This winter, students will be introduced to the ALICE protocols and options for responding to a critical incident on campus. These lessons will be presented differently at each grade level through developmentally appropriate lessons.