Friday, September 13, 2013
This morning, as a precaution, and in full communication and cooperation with the Livermore Police Department, we placed our students and staff at Livermore High School in a shelter in place mode, so that the Livermore Police Department could conduct a thorough search in response to a reported firearm on campus. During the emergency protocol situation, the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District worked in tandem with the Livermore Police Department to ensure student and staff safety. All students and staff were safe. All students and staff fully cooperated. Once the Livermore Police confirmed that the report of a weapon on campus was not credible, the shelter in place order was lifted and school was back in session. We apologize for any anxiety caused by our initial phone call alert, however we always err on the side of extreme caution in following our safety protocols and in keeping our community informed.
We commend the Livermore Police Department for their vigilant response and the LHS administration, staff and students for calmly adhering to our safety procedures to ensure everyone's wellbeing. We are extremely fortunate to have such a positive working relationship with our local police department to avert any potential crisis situation.
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.