As you may be aware, this school year Naperville 203 transitioned to a new safety response plan known as ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate). The ALICE approach is an alternative to the more passive lockdown method by empowering individuals to make critical decisions during a crisis situation. All District 203 school-level staff have completed scenario-based training to compliment mandatory online training that took place this fall.
At this time, secondary students in grades 6-12 will begin the age-appropriate ALICE training. It is our goal to begin the ALICE training with the older students prior to implementing any discussion at the younger ages. However, as stated above, staff at all grade levels have been ALICE trained and our youngest students will follow the lead of trained staff in any emergency situation.
We will continue to update our community during this process. If you need additional information, please visit the District’s safety section on thewebsite. As always, feel free to contact me or our Assistant Principal, Jennifer Schemidit, to discuss this further.