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The faculty inservice on February 14 focused on the health and safety of our students and everyone in our beloved school community.
Our day began with a 90-minute training by members of the Naperville police department on the best practices for responding to crisis situations, including active shooters. We found these particular officers to be effective and thorough in their training. Our recently formed school safety committee is meeting now to determine how Covenant might better prepare and train for these worst-case scenario situations.
The second half of our morning focused on increasing our awareness, our understanding, and our ability to support and intervene with students who may be struggling with obsessive compulsive disorder, anxiety or depression. Mrs. Weldy presented a powerpoint based on her research and training at a professional conference, and I have attached some of what she shared to this email. A few of the helpful points made were:
Please look carefully through the attached information. If you have any further insights or recommendations, please contact us. We are committed to leveraging Covenant’s distinctive school community for the growth, health, and safety of our students, families, and faculty.