Executive Director's Office
10 New Bond St
Worcester, MA 01606
P (508) 854-8400 | ext. 3656
F (508) 854-8484
January 28, 2019
Dear Abby Kelley Parents/Guardians,
As part of our continued efforts to ensure safety and emergency preparedness, Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public School has established ALICE Training for our faculty, staff and in the coming weeks, our students.
ALICE is an acronym for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate. ALICE Training provides preparation and a plan for individuals and organizations to more proactively handle a threat within their schools/businesses. Through ALICE Training faculty, staff and students are trained to use technology and information to enable them to make informed decisions in a crisis and if possible remove themselves from the danger zone. Law enforcement agencies and school systems across the country are in agreement that these option based tactics have become the accepted response, versus the traditional “lockdown” approach.
I invite you to join me and local law enforcement officers on Thursday, January 31st at 6:00 p.m. in the High School Auditorium* to learn more about the ALICE Training our faculty and staff has completed and our plans to educate our students. Our faculty and staff, your student’s teachers, will conduct the training across all grades and are prepared with age-appropriate, kid-friendly language at the elementary school and an age-appropriate approach for our middle/high school students as well. At the Middle/High School local law enforcement may also participate.
Please make an effort to attend this important meeting; as our students’ safety is job one and your participation is appreciated.
Brian Haas, Executive Director
Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public School