Willoughby-Eastlake City Schools News Article

District Communication - A Letter From Superintendent Thompson

Dear Families,

I have had several questions regarding the timeline for communication during an emergency and a lockdown in our schools.  Attached you will find a letter outlining the general timeline of events in our school buildings when we are instructed to lockdown.  By sharing this timeline, I am hopeful that your anxiety will be lessened when you are not immediately notified, should you hear a school has gone into lockdown.  

I realize that many students have a cell phone and you often hear the news from your children, a friend or social media before receiving a message from the district.  Please be assured, we will always attempt to communicate with you as quickly as possible.   

When a school is placed in lockdown, it is always frightening to all parties involved.  I hope that this letter can ease a small amount of anxiety during those times. 

As always, the safety of our students and staff is of utmost importance to Willoughby-Eastlake City Schools. 


Steve Thompson

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