The safety and welfare of our students and staff is one of our highest priorities in the North Bend School
District. We continually review our safety plan and practice safety drills throughout the year to prepare our
students and staff in the event of an emergency. As a result of these reviews, we wanted to let you know
that we are updating our guidelines and procedures regarding emergency response drills.
Specifically, we have adopted new procedures for lockdown that we, as well as our local and national law
enforcement agencies, believe are more effective in the unlikely event of an unsafe situation in or around
one of our buildings. This program is called A.L.I.C.E., which stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter,
During the last several months, North Bend personnel received training in the A.L.I.C.E. protocol. During the
week of April 6th to the 10th teachers will begin age-appropriate discussions with their students about the
new enhanced lockdown techniques. Our safety committee has put together a video presentation that will
help introduce the new lockdown measures. The video presentation will be made available for parents and
community members to view by Monday April 6th on the North Bend School District Website at
Please know that we are doing everything we can to minimize risk and that we hold the safety of our
students, your children, as the single most important responsibility bestowed on us as a school community.
In conclusion, each and every one of us bears responsibility for school and community safety. Please report
any suspicious behavior by anyone to local law enforcement agents and school administrators. If you have
any questions regarding the A.L.I.C.E training please contact your child’s principal. Working together, we can
best protect your loved ones.
Should you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact the building principal.
North Bend School District Staff