The safety of our students at Antwerp Local Schools is a priority. With recent nationwide school tragedies, we have decided to implement increased security measures to improve the safety of our learning environment for students and staff.
Beginning immediately, the following procedures will be implemented:
- All outside doors to the building will be locked during school hours. Anyone coming into the building will need to be admitted by a staff member. At this time, we do not have a buzzer system for admittance, so we need your patience while waiting for a staff member to let you into the building.
- Parents coming into the school to pick up students at the end of the school day, including preschool and kindergarten students, will need to remain in the breezeway between entry doors. We will no longer have parents waiting in the rotunda.
We will also be practicing all of our safety drills, including unannounced lock down drills. Please do not be alarmed if your child comes home and tells you we were in a lock down. It is important to be prepared in the event of an emergency, and unannounced drills allow a more realistic look at our procedures and give us an opportunity to make improvements.