Willamette High School
Willamette High School staff have been trained to follow the ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate) protocol in order to ensure the safety of all students and staff in the time of a potential threat.
The philosophy of ALICE is to use communication so that all staff and students can make informed decisions in a crisis. This fall we will be providing training to students so they can understand this shift in protocol and understand the various actions we may need to take to avoid danger.
Staff, students and parents have reported appreciating the increased communication from the school during an event, such as Thursday’s lockdown. This shift however, requires that we have the opportunity to focus on working with law enforcement to alleviate any potential threat.
Parents, please do not call the school during a lockdown. Each call we have to answer directly interferes with our ability to handle the situation. Instead, watch for information on the school’s website. It will be factual and up to date.
Please do not post on social media. Posting inaccurate or partial information on social media only serves to raise anxiety, frighten family members, and create a sense of panic that is not helpful to our Willamette community.
In the event of a lockdown, here are the communication steps that we follow:
- Students and staff are alerted with bells and an intercom message
- Once they are in secured rooms, staff and students receive as much information as possible
- Staff are sent a message for students to text or email to their parents
- Information is posted on the Willamette home page
- Communication is repeated with updated information until the lockdown has ended
Thank you for your support in this process. Please be assured that student safety is always a paramount concern.
A lockdown at Willamette ended at 1:55 today. Students were in the lockdown for about a half hour at the request of Eugene police after a report of a possible stranger on campus.
Neighboring schools Malabon and Cascade were also in a lockout as a result of the Willamette situation. Those lockouts have also ended.
Police determined that a man with car trouble parked in a WHS lot and cut through campus before leaving the area to seek assistance. In the interest of caution, police called for the lockdown until the man could be identified and the campus was confirmed to be safe.
El bloque de entradas en Willamette terminó a la 01:55. Esto duró pos casi una media hora, a petición de la policía después que recibieron un informe de un posible extraño en el campus.
Las escuelas vecinas Malabon y Cascade también enllavaron sus puertas como consecuencia de la situación de Willamette, pero ya han abierto las puertas.
La policía determinó que un hombre con problemas con un coche estacionado en un lote de WHS y caminaba través de la escuela antes de salir de la zona para buscar ayuda. A manera de precaución, la policía pidió el bloqueo hasta que el hombre pudo ser identificado y el confirmó que no había peligro.
What: Counselors and Administrators sharing resources available for freshmen
Who: Parents of current Willamette freshmen
When: October 7, 2015, 6:00- 7:00 pm
Where: Powers Auditorium
This event will focus on how we can work together to support your freshmen students in high school. This is a popular event with freshmen parents as it provides insight and talking points for you and your child.
See you there!
Wednesday is a late start. Classes start at 10:00.
Stay up to date on your child’s progress at school. The free Home Access Center family app is now available for you to use on your phone (or tablet) to access the same student data that’s available on a computer.
This app will be useful to have at our Back to School Open House on September 22. You may bring a printed copy of your child’s class schedule or have access to this app.
- Search for: eSchoolPLUS
- For iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch – use App Store
- For Android devices – use Google Play Store app
- For Kindle Fire and Fire phones – use Amazon App Store
Once the app is downloaded, type in Bethel in the District window OR select from the drop down menu for State window. Then, tap on Bethel School District and follow the prompts to enter the normal Home Access Center user name and password
Parents will find the same useful information they’ve come to expect, including notifications, attendance, classwork, calendar, progress report, report card, schedule, and transportation.