We are deeply saddened to hear of the events that occurred at Sandy Creek Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., last Friday. Our hearts and sympathies go out to the families and community struggling to deal with the aftermath.

Moments like these bring fear and questions to our own community, whether it is from students about whether they are safe or questions from parents and community members about our school safety procedures.

Our district has 16 surveillance cameras monitoring entrances and hallways in our building. We have an Emergency Action Plan that is found on our district website. We reviewed this plan in July of 2012 and will review it again plan in January 2013.

We conduct multiple lockdown, fire and tornado drills throughout the school year.

The Spring Grove School District has, and always will be, committed to providing a safe and nurturing environment for our students. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.

We are deeply saddened to hear of the events that occurred at Sandy Creek Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., last Friday. Our hearts and sympathies go out to the families and community struggling to deal with the aftermath.

Moments like these bring fear and questions to our own community, whether it is from students about whether they are safe or questions from parents and community members about our school safety procedures.

Our district has 16 surveillance cameras monitoring entrances and hallways in our building. We have an Emergency Action Plan that is found on our district website. We reviewed this plan in July of 2012 and will review it again plan in January 2013.

We conduct multiple lockdown, fire and tornado drills throughout the school year.

The Spring Grove School District has, and always will be, committed to providing a safe and nurturing environment for our students. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.

Rachel Udstuen

Superintendent

Spring Grove Public Schools