Dear SCH Parents and Guardians,
SCH remains dedicated to educating and keeping our students safe every day. For many years now, our faculty, staff, and students, in conjunction with the Hammond Police and Fire Departments, have participated in mandatory, annual drills. Schools in Indiana are required to do an Active Shooter Drill in which schools simulate, with the help of police, what it could look and sound like in the event of an active shooter in the building.
SCH will hold Active Shooter Drills on the following dates and times:
- Monday, May 10
- Hammond High School: Noon
- Morton High School: 1 p.m.
- Maywood Elementary School: 2 p.m.
- Tuesday, May 11
- Clark High School: 10 a.m.
- Gavit High School: 12:30 p.m.
- O’Bannon Elementary School: 1 p.m.
- Irving Elementary School: 2 p.m.
- Wednesday, May 12
- Morton Elementary School: 10 a.m.
- Hess Elementary School: 1 p.m.
Other SCH schools have or will complete training virtually during staff meetings and will not participate in any in-person Active Shooter Drills due to the mandated state testing during this time frame.
During these drills, our faculty and staff will ensure all students are out of the hallways and secured in a safe location. In addition, these drills allow our students and staff to practice safety procedures, while also helping SCH become safer.
Hammond Police Active Shooter Instructors and building staff will lead the drills and ensure lockdown procedures are followed. After the exercise concludes, Hammond Police Active Shooter Instructors will debrief with school leaders to answer questions. The duration of the drill - depending on building size - should be 10 minutes.
The safety and education of our students is and will always be our number one priority. We appreciate your continued support as we provide our faculty, staff, and students with critical information and training to aid in keeping them safe at our schools.