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WMS Student Safety Training October 3

Each year our students and staff practice a variety of safety drills to prepare for emergencies.  They practice bus and building evacuations, shelter in place for inclement weather, and lock down drills when dangerous situations exist inside or outside of the buildings. Recently new legislation (SB 1625- SB 3595) has been enacted that requires all schools to begin Active Shooter Drills and training.  To prepare our students and staff for an active shooter is a sobering topic that is not easy to discuss; however in spite of this topic being difficult and uncomfortable to plan for, it is imperative that we provide our students with options to stay safe.  An Officer from the Winnebago Police Department will be reviewing the procedures specific to an Active Shooter with students during their Physical Education class on Thursday, October 3, 2019.  Please take a moment to talk with your child prior to that day.  After the procedures training on Thursday, October 3, 2019, we hope you talk with them again about the different safety procedures they learned at school so that it will help to solidify their learning of these important, life-saving procedures. Of course, as with all of our safety drills, it is our hope that we will never need to use our active shooter training in a live situation.  Also, the more we practice and discuss our plans for any emergency situation, the more prepared we can be to handle a true emergency and achieve the ultimate goal which is to safely survive the event.  
Presentations at Winnebago Middle School will take place on Thursday, October 3, 2019.  If you’d like your child opted out of this presentation, please call the school office and leave that information by the end of the day on Monday, September 30, 2019.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the school at 815-335-2364.


407 North Elida Street
Winnebago, IL 61088

Phone: 815.335.2364
Fax: 815.335.1437

Attendance Hours: 7:50 a.m. - 3:05 p.m.
Office Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Principal: Cathy Finley
Asst. Principal: Patrick Brûlé
Activities Director: Will Hartje
Student Services Director: Christine Kaufman
Student Advisor: Katie McKinney
Nurse: Mary Kate Skaggs

304 East McNair Road
Winnebago IL 61088

Phone: 815.335.2456
Fax: 815.335.7574
Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.