September 7, 2018
The start of a new school year is an opportune time to share with you some of the steps the Lenape Regional High School District (LRHSD) takes to ensure the security and safety of our students, which is of the highest priority at all times.
We will perform a test alert via email and SMS text message. The alert will be performed using numbers we currently have listed as contacts. You should receive these test alerts on September 12, 2018.
If you do not receive the alert:
- Simply text the letter Y to 67587 on the phone(s) you wish to receive the messages on. You will receive the following reply message: You are registered to receive approx 3 msgs/mo. Txt STOP to quit, HELP for help.
Repeat the opt-in process for all wireless numbers that you wish to include in the service. For more information about School Messenger’s SMS texting service visit www.SchoolMessenger.com.
Update Your Contact Information
The system operates by using the contact information we have on file for you. If you do not receive the test alert by September 12, 2018, or if your contact information changes at any time, please contact your child’s counselor to revise your information.
Please note: Although the LRHSD does not charge for this service, message and data rates from your wireless carrier may apply. Please be sure to check with your carrier; LRHSD does not pay for message and data charges that may be incurred by you for sending or receiving the SMS text messages.
The New Jersey Department of Education requires that schools conduct one fire drill and one security drill each month students are present. Drills are conducted without prior notification to parents, students and staff. Security drills vary, but must include the following drills over the course of the school year:
- 2 evacuation drills
- 2 bomb threats
- 2 lockdowns
- 2 active shooter lockdowns
- 2 miscellaneous drills (table-top exercises)
In the event of a real incident, timely and accurate communication with parents and guardians is essential. The Lenape Regional High School District utilizes the following notification methods.
- Phone message
- SMS Text Message
- School and district web sites
- Twitter: @LRHSDstatus
The goal of the Lenape Regional High School District is to provide timely and accurate communication during school emergencies. Numerous agencies at the local, county and state levels collaborate during these situations to 1) ensure the safety of our students and staff and 2) provide information as quickly as possible to families and the community.
Our first priority is always the safety of our students and staff, directly followed by accurate communication to families.
If you have any questions please feel free to contact your child’s school.
Carol L. Birnbohm, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools