Drills

Drills

Northrop School schedules regular safety drills throughout the school year.  The different drills practiced are: fire, tornado, and lockdown.  

 

Fire Drills

In order to assure the safety of our students, 5 fire drills are held throughout the year.  When the fire alarm sounds, the students and staff leave the building in a quiet, orderly fashion.Teachers take their Emergency Grab and Go backpacks. 

 

Tornado Drills

One tornado drill is held in the spring to coordinate with the Statewide Tornado Drill Day.  Students get in a crouched position in a designated safe area free of potentially falling debris and glass. 

 

Lockdown Drills

Northrop practices lockdown drills during the school year. The lockdown drill could be a “code yellow” or a “code red”.  A code yellow drill is an external lockdown.   A code red is a full school internal and external lockdown.  The goal is to maintain a safe environment for all our students.