• Dear Parents/Guardians: 

    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. 

    Notification System 

    We will perform a test alert via email and SMS text message.  The alert will be performed using the student contact information we currently have on file.  You should receive these test alerts on Tuesday September 22nd

    If you do not receive the alert: 

    The system operates by using the student contact information we have on file for you.  If you do not receive the test alert on September 22nd, or if your contact information changes at any time, please contact your student’s counselor to revise your information.  

    Please note:   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 text messages. 

    Drills 

    The New Jersey Department of Education requires that schools conduct one fire drill and one security drill each month students are present. All Lenape Regional High School District schools will be adjusting their Security and Fire drill procedures, as directed by the New Jersey Department of Education, to adhere to the social distancing and safety requirements due to COVID-19. 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 (Emergency Communications test/table-top exercises) 

    Notification Process 

    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. 

    • Email
    • Text Message
    • School and district web sites
    • LDTV
    • 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.

     

    Sincerely,


    Carol L. Birnbohm, Ed.D.
    Superintendent of Schools