ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate)
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At the Victor Valley Union High School District (VVUHSD), besides educating your students, our main priority is ensuring a safe and welcoming environment for all students, staff, and visitors. In order to support this priority and ensure everyone is prepared in the event of a school emergency, each school has a safety plan that is unique to the building and aligned with best practices. Each school has a safety team, and all staff receive flip charts outlining emergency procedures. Throughout the year, schools perform various safety drills including fire, bus evacuation, severe weather, building evacuation and lockdown. All schools conduct lockdown drills during which students and staff practice emergency procedures. These lockdown procedures are evaluated for improvements after each drill.
To ensure schools are prepared to proactively handle the threat of an intruder or active shooter, all principals and teachers have been trained in ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate). Active shooter drills with students began in September of 2022. Central Office staff received training in ALICE. Find frequently asked questions related to ALICE.
To support the needs of each of our schools, the Departments of Student Services, Risk Management and Human Resources will be working collaboratively with site principals, local law enforcement, community agencies as well as our families. The District replaced all school classroom doors to ensure they can lock from the inside and are secure. The District also has contracted with both the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department and Probation Department to ensure that our campuses have an on duty officer onsite.
As a parent or guardian of a VVUHSD student, we encourage you to review the District's emergency procedures and become familiar with procedures at your child's school.