The safety of our children, faculty, and staff is our most basic responsibility. We thank all parents for entrusting us with the care of their children, and while we hope that the following plan is never implemented, we have taken great care in creating guidelines and procedures that will help us fulfill our responsibility in the event that a crisis occurs.
In partnership with the first responders of Cohasset and incorporating best practices from resources such as The Massachusetts Task Force Report on School Safety and Security[i], The A.L.I.C.E. Training Institute[ii], the Good Grief Program,[iii] and the Youth Health Connection[iv], the Cohasset Public Schools have outlined the crisis teams, crisis definitions, and team responsibilities. This information will be supplemented by other crisis resources as required by the nature of the event.
[i] N.p.: n.p., n.d. Massachusetts Task Force Report on School Safety and Security. School Safety and Security Task Force, July 2014. Web. 3 Sept. 2014.
[ii] "ALICE Training Institute." ALICE Training Institute. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Sept. 2014.
[iii] "Pediatrics – Good Grief Program." Pediatrics. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Sept. 2014.
[iv] "Youth Health Connection." - South Shore Hospital, South Weymouth. N.p., n.d. Web. 03 Sept. 2014.