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Letter from Principal Bonacquist, Apr. 20

Filed in Slingerlands by on April 20, 2018

Dear Families,

As you know, today was our first off-site evacuation drill. We started with an evacuation drill (previously called fire drill) and then relocated to buses. All buses departed within 11 minutes of the start of the drill. The children and staff went to the High School and were ushered into the auditorium by Dave Doemel, the HS principal. We then boarded buses again and returned to Slingerlands. The entire drill took 50 minutes. Our focus is to move children quickly, accounting for each one at every location. The children received many compliments on their outstanding behavior!

Safety is our priority at Slingerlands. The success of this drill was the result of a great deal of planning with our safety team and collaboration with District Safety officials, the transportation department and the Bethlehem Police Department. The students and staff are to be commended for the great job they did!

Hopefully, we start Spring this weekend!

Warmly,

Heidi Bonacquist