This week, students at Beach Middle School are going through ALICE training. For those of you who are unaware of this program, ALICE is a plan for individuals and organizations on how to more proactively handle an active threat.
Similar to fire drills, tornado drills, and other like it, the ALICE training drills are a way for students to practice responses to various intruder threats. By addressing this in class, students can dialogue and problem solve in the event that there is a threat.
ALICE is an acronym for "Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate". Students go through scenarios where they incorporate proactive methods, rather than passive strategies to stay safe in the event of a threat.
It's possible that your student will come home with questions about the training. If that is the case, please refer to the following website for more details. Also, don't hesitate to contact your student's team of teachers to discuss the training and how you can help facilitate your student's comfort and confidence in the program.