Hello Watkins Glen School Community!

As always, I hope this message finds you happy and healthy!

The purpose of this message is to inform you of an upcoming safety drill. This week our school will take part in a “live” lockdown drill. This will be our second such drill this school year. Here is what I mean by “live”, alarms will sound both inside and outside of our facilities. Emergency lights will flash inside and outside of our facilities, there will be increased law enforcement presence on campus, and students will be expected to practice all lockdown procedures, which includes hiding in their classrooms. As a reminder, prior to this year, pandemic protocols have limited our abilities to have “live” safety drills.  

We want you to be aware that you will be hearing our lockdown procedures activated this week, and we want you to be able to talk to your children before and after the drill. Given events, both local and nation-wide, drills like this can activate a trauma response. If you or child needs anything, please feel free to reach out to your child’s main office.

The specific date and time of the drill are TBD pending availability of local law enforcement. 

That is all for now WG!  

Have a GREAT week and Go Senecas!

Kai D’Alleva
Watkins Glen Central School District
Superintendent of Schools