“Safety Closure” drill

February 23, 2023

Parents and Guardians: we will be practicing a “Safety Closure” drill on Wednesday, March 1st, at 10:30 a.m. using the A.L.I.C.E. protocols. Teachers will be working with their students in the coming week in anticipation of this drill.

In order to give our staff and students more options to protect themselves, KPBSD adopted the A.L.I.C.E. protocols to be used when the presence of a violent intruder necessitates a “Safety Closure.” A.L.I.C.E. is an acronym for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate. These protocols are age appropriate, not sequential, or chronological, and those involved have the ability to change protocols as an incident develops.

I’ve attached KPBSD Emergency Guidelines for Parents and Guardians. Please review it so that you will know what to do if there is a school emergency situation.

ALICE drill notification 2023.doc


Bob Ermold, Principal

Seward Elementary School