The Winch Word
News and Notes from Oliver W. Winch MS - 9.26.14
Safety Drills Completed
A lockout at school means that nobody is allowed to enter or leave the building or classrooms, but instruction continues as normal. An example of when a lockout may occur is if there is a bear on the loose in the area (yes - this REALLY happened at my previous school district), and we don't want students or staff outside until the threat is neutralized. However, with a lockout there is not a risk INSIDE the building.
A lockdown is different from a lockout in that this would be used if a threat, typically a human one, is seen trying to gain access to the building or is already inside looking to cause harm. When a building goes into lockdown, all interior doors are locked, and students and staff shelter out of sight where they are in a classroom, library, cafeteria, etc. Only law enforcement can release people from a true lockdown situation.
As always, if you have any questions about our safety procedues at OWWMS, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me.
Scenes From Our Week
Working on group portfolios in Ms. Place's art class
Participating in the Literary Term Relay in Mrs. Sutton's and Mrs. Quartier's Blue 7 ELA class
Hot air balloons inflating at Harrison Ave. Elementary School
The SIlver Team talks about their most recent cooking project, healthy harvest muffins!
Finding the right term to match in the Literary Term Relay in Blue 7 ELA
Students in Mrs. Lafave's Purple 6 math class work with our online math program, DIGITS.