September 21, 2021
Safety Week Day 3: Run, Hide, Fight
Wednesday, Sept. 22 will mark Day 3 of Barrington 220 Safety Week, which runs through Sept. 24. The goal of the week-long program is to raise awareness about school safety among our students, parents, staff and community members.
During the day tomorrow, students will view a short video that corresponds with the safety theme for the day, which is Run, Hide, Fight. The video explains the Run, Hide, Fight response developed by the Department of Homeland Security and adopted by our local Police and Fire Departments. There is one video for the elementary level and one video for the middle and high school levels. Please note, only 4th and 5th grade students will view the elementary video
The safety of our students and staff is our top priority, and while Barrington 220 takes many measures to ensure that safety, tragedies can occur. In order to be prepared, the State of Illinois now requires all public schools to educate and conduct a Law Enforcement Drill with students within the first 90 days of school.
We encourage you to use this video as an opportunity to talk to your children about what to do in an emergency situation at their school and discuss any concerns they may have. We are intentionally sharing this information with parents in advance, knowing the sensitivity of this topic and recognizing that a one-on-one conversation may be more comfortable and appropriate for a child than a classroom setting. If at any time your child has questions or concerns, please have him/her reach out to a teacher or other trusted adult at school, so the appropriate support can be provided.
To view the videos for Wednesday, Sept. 22, please click the links below. The first video is for 4th and 5th grade students. The second video is for middle and high school students.