March 17, 2016
Dear Families and Staff,
As some of you are aware, Granada High School administration received a threatening communication Thursday morning, once school had begun, that indicated a possible safety threat. The Livermore Police Department special units responded immediately and ordered a Shelter in Place. At approximately 12:30 pm the Granada High School campus was cleared by the Livermore Police Department and the Shelter in Place was lifted, with classes resuming as normal.
Later in the afternoon, as an additional precautionary measure and to ensure the safety of students and staff, Livermore High School was placed in a temporary Shelter in Place, until an all-clear was received from the Livermore Police Department at approximately 1:45 pm.
We thank and commend the Livermore Police Department and other local agencies for their thoroughness, professionalism and extra care taken, to ensure the safety of our students and staff at all times.
We are very proud of all of our students and staff for their calmness throughout and for following all safety protocols and procedures during this time.
Thank you for your continued support.
Superintendent of Schools
Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District
Emergency Contact Information
- During an emergency, please do not call the school or district office. If the phone lines are working, they are to be used only for emergency communication.
- Ensure that your child's emergency information is up to date with correct and current home and work phone numbers including a list of individuals allowed to pick up your child. To update your information, contact the school office.
- In a non-emergency situation, if you have questions about potential emergencies or preparedness, call your child's school office. You can also call the district at (925) 606-3200.
Emergency and General Announcements
The Livermore School district uses a phone-based communications system to rapidly alert parents with important information and has the capacity to reach all families in a given school, or the entire district, within five to 10 minutes from the time the first call is placed.
While the system is instrumental in alerting parents to an emergency situation on campus, it is also used for general non-emergency announcements such as an upcoming open house, report card mailing information, picture day reminders, and the statewide testing schedule. Traditional means of communicating with parents is continuing as before. However, this automated system ensures that the district can reach every family in a timely and organized manner.
We will continue to make every effort to communicate the status of emergency plans to parents and the community. Our number one priority is always the safety and security of students.