Every school currently has procedures for emergencies. Drills are conducted throughout the year to prepare our staff and students, and make continued improvements in emergency planning. Under the new General Response Protocol (GRP), our school will be conducting drills designed to help prepare our community for three different types of response to emergencies that may occur: evacuation, shelter-in, and lockdown.
Training has begun at Marta Valle High School, and will continue for staff and students during the month of September. Refresher lessons will be conducted throughout the school year. Please review the information that has been given to your adolescent, and discuss these procedures with your adolescent.
We encourage you to take advantage of the many resources that are available to keep families informed if there is an emergency at a school. Please be certain to update the Emergency Contact Cards that are on file in the MVHS Community Center Room 139. This includes providing information indicating phone numbers, and the names of adults who the school may release your adolescent to in an emergency. We encourage you to register with Notify NYC (https://a858-nycnotify.nyc.gov/notifynyc/) to receive information about emergency events, and call 311 for additional information about a school during an emergency.
Your adolescent’s safety at school is our primary concern. We welcome your partnership in this effort. If you have any questions about the information contained in this letter, please feel free to contact us.