At Midland Public Schools, we practice various safety and critical incident drills each year in order to maintain a safe and secure environment for our students, staff, and visitors. Our students and staff members know that during these various safety drills they conduct themselves safely and efficiently. On Thursday, August 29, 2019 we are conducting an Emergency Preparedness Drill after the Midland High School Varsity football game against Traverse City West in cooperation with the Midland Police Department and Midland High School Administration.
At the conclusion of the traditional post-game handshake between the two teams, 8 minutes will be placed on the stadium clock and a countdown begun representing the goal of full evacuation in that time. An announcement will be made that the practice evacuation is in place.
- Spectators will be directed to exits.
- Teams will evacuate to their locker rooms.
- The marching band will immediately exit the stadium to the school.
During this drill, our staff will use our stadium safety plan, along with sensitivity and good judgement, to ensure that the drill is handled safely and efficiently. The MHS administration wants you to be informed about this drill so that you do not become concerned upon learning of police activity in the area of Midland High School. It is also important for you to discuss the need for such safety drills with your children so they understand the importance of maintaining a safe and secure learning environment in our school before, during, and after the academic day.
Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions or concerns.
Thank you for your understanding and support.
Midland High School