- Steve and Mike Dracchio (Director of Safety and Security for Quincy Public Schools) provided an update on what they are doing to safeguard the school.
- The message we heard loud and clear was that safety is the number one priority at the school.
- Going forward you may see additional police presence to build a relationship with local officers, not to be fear into students or parents.
- We have 2 full time resources assigned and 1 DARE officer.
- Fire Drills are conducted 4x a year
- Twice a year, lockdown events are practiced. We practice evacuation and reverse evacuation (to get inside if there is a gas leak for example). All drills are taken very seriously.
- There is a monthly safety team meeting that includes Police, DA, Norfolk County Sheriff, Fire Department, Fallon Ambulance, and transporation (buses). Probation/family services also buy into this model and participate in notifying schools of domestic disputes and can contact the school immediately.
- All schools camera feeds are linked into QPS and Mike’s security systems.
- Alerting – currently we have the honeywell system in place for parents to sign up and receive updates via phone, email, and text. Next year, we are updating this to a new student alert / information system that will be much easier to control and update.
How you can help?
- Sign up for Honeywell alerts here https://instantalert.
- Have faith in the school staff and administration. They are trained and know what to do in case of emergencies. Advise your children to listen to them in these situations
- Need your cooperation in ensuring safety is priority number 1. Parents shouldn’t be walking students to class in the morning anymore, and parents should always check in at main office
- If you have additional questions or specific concerns, don’t be afraid to ask the Principal Sylvia about them.