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Announcement Regarding ALICE Training for Students

The following letter was included in the Dec. 8, 2023 edition of Hornet Headlines, our digital newsletter for Licking Heights families.

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Licking Heights Schools is committed to providing the safest possible environment for our students and staff by taking proactive steps in securing our schools. We want to ensure they have a safe place to learn, work and grow. To maintain our safety standards and adapt to the societal threat of a violent intruder inside our schools, we are adopting ALICE proactive strategies.
 
Adoption of a lockdown-only response has been deemed insufficient by the Department of Education, independent researchers, and law enforcement. Society is dictating the way we change our thought process on safety, and ALICE options-based strategies will help increase survivability in the event of a crisis. We found the ALICE strategies to be the most adopted by schools across the country, and ALICE training helps to maintain our compliance with the Federally recommended guidelines.
 
ALICE empowers individuals to participate in their survival using proactive options-based responses. ALICE is an acronym for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate. Licking Heights Schools has gone to great lengths over the last year to understand exactly what each option entails. We are very comfortable with all the ALICE proactive strategies to empower our students and staff to survive until help arrives. We will implement these safety strategies in age and ability appropriate ways district-wide.
 
Our staff is fully trained on the ALICE strategies through in-person and hands-on training with our district’s safety team, who are all ALICE Certified Instructors. We are very pleased with the comprehensive roll-out procedure that the ALICE Training Institute has in place and believe that implementing ALICE district-wide  is the right choice for our students, staff, schools, and the community.

If you have any questions about the implementation of ALICE in our schools, don’t hesitate to reach out to me at [email protected] or by calling our district offices at 740-927-6926.  

Sincerely,
Dr. Kevin Miller

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Licking Heights Local School District

6539 Summit Road Pataskala, OH 43062
P: 740-927-6926 | F: 740-927-9043


Licking Heights High School (9-12)

4101 Summit Road Pataskala, OH 43062
P: 740-964-9005 | F: 740-927-0508


Licking Heights Middle School (7-8)

4000 Mink Street Pataskala, OH 43062
P: 740-927-9046 | F: 740-927-3197

Central Intermediate (5-6)

6565 Summit Road Pataskala, OH 43062
P: 740-927-3365 | F: 740-927-5845


South Elementary (1-4)

6623 Summit Road Pataskala, OH 43062
P: 740-964-1674 | F: 740-964-1625


West Elementary (1-4)

1490 Climbing Fig Blacklick, OH 43004
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North Elementary (K)

6507 Summit Road Pataskala, OH 43062
P: 740-927-3268 | F: 740-927-5736


Central Preschool

6565 Summit Road Pataskala, OH 43062
P: (740) 927-3268


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