Student Safety 
Dear Parents, Guardians and Community Members, 

In light of the recent tragedy in Parkland, Florida, I would like to assure everyone in our Twin Valley family that we will continue to do everything we can to make sure our school campuses are a safe and secure environment for students to learn. Below you will find our safety protocols as well as some ideas on how to talk to your child about violence.  
  • All Hazards Plan - TVSD has an All Hazards Plan developed in conjunction with county school districts and emergency responders. The plan is reviewed annually and includes prevention, preparedness, response and recovery. 
  • Standard Response Protocol (Lockout, Lockdown, Evacuate, or Shelter) - Drills take place monthly throughout the school year with staff and students.
  • Run, Hide, Fight Protocol - Active shooter response video training is held for staff and secondary student training takes place through principal led whole school announcements.
  • Local First Responders - Annual meetings are held with local law enforcement and emergency responders on the All Hazards Plan, Standard Response Protocol, Run, Hide, Fight Protocol and emergency preparedness.
The information below is from the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP).

Talking to Children about Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers – This article provides information for parents and teachers to support discussions surrounding school violence.  Please note the emphasis on limiting television viewing of the events.

Managing Strong Emotional Reactions to Traumatic Events:  Tips for Families and Teachers:  This article provides an overview of common reactions to trauma, anger responses and coping strategies, and warning signs for serious emotional trauma.

Our thoughts and prayers are with all families and educators impacted by this terrible event in Florida. We appreciate your cooperation and support with our safety and security procedures because working together is key to keeping our community safe. 

Dr. Robert F. Pleis 

Posted by KHARPLE On February 19, 2018 at 2:50 PM