Archive for November 18, 2016
DVS Exhibition Night is tomorrow night from 6-8pm! Attached is a “sneak peek” at all of the exhibits that the students will have prepared for you. We hope to see you all there!!
There is no school tomorrow in honor of our veterans, and Thursday of next week is our big Exhibition Night! We hope to see all of you there!
Our profound gratitude goes out to all of our veterans and active duty service men and women. Thank you for your service to our country.
Here is the schedule for this week… this will be the last meeting of seminars for the semester, and there is no school on Friday in honor of Veterans’ Day.
Dear DVS Families,
Your students did a phenomenal job with today’s critical incident exercises. Our school actually completed two separate lockdown drills – one which turned out to be a false alarm, and one which was initiated by the Hawthorne Police Department.
The students and staff were excellent – they did a fantastic job spreading the word of the lockdown, getting into rooms and barricading the doors and practicing being silent and safe as the police went from room to room checking the barricades and talking to the students.
We were also fortunate to have the El Segundo Police Department join with the Hawthorne Police department for this drill so that they can continue our practice of running this drill in future years when our campus is in El Segundo.
I encourage you to talk with your children this evening about what they experienced and what they learned today. These scary incidents happen in the workplace more often than they do at schools, and they can share some important things with you for you to take to your workplace!
We will be having our annual “shooter on campus” drill tomorrow – Thursday, November 3rd. This drill simulates how we would respond should someone pose an active threat on our campus. We do this drill every year in coordination with the Hawthorne Police Department. During the drill, no weapons will be used. We do not know the exact timing of the drill, as the Hawthorne Police Department initiates the start of the drill. Please note that the front office may be closed for a brief period of time while the drill is happening. If you have any questions, please contact the front office at (310) 725 – 5800.
The students discussed how they should respond in such a scenario today during advisory, so please take some time this evening to ask them about it – this is information that is also applicable in the workplace!