Dear Johnson Parents and/or Guardians,

I hope all of you survived the days off. Hopefully, we can return to business as usual and get
back to the good work of inspiring empowering, and growing leaders. I wanted to send a
reminder about the district safety week that will kick off on Monday, February 4 th at Johnson.
The purpose of our safety week will be to review all safety protocol, and practice with students
and staff. During the week we will review fire safety, inclement weather, shelter in place and
evacuation. These are all procedures we have always done, but we felt it was important to
review them as a building. The new items to be added will be our ALICE Protocol. You received a letter from Dr. Salah in early January explaining ALICE, and inviting parents to 2 informational meetings held at Lakeland High School Jan. 23rd and Milford High School Jan. 24th. These informational meetings were recorded by HVS TV and can be seen on the Huron Valley Schools website.

At the elementary level, the only new protocol that will be introduced during safety week will
be a modified evacuation. We have always practiced evacuation, but with this ALICE modified
evacuation we will look for ways to get out of the building quicker, and get to a safe location.
At Johnson, the announcement will be made, “ALICE Protocol, Evacuation.” Classrooms will
have already had discussions about the quickest and most efficient way to exit the rooms they
are in and where to meet. In these regards, it will look very similar to a Fire Drill. On
Wednesday at approximately 10:50 am we will have this drill. The drill will take approximately
5-10 minutes from start to finish.

As always our number one priority is to keep your children safe, and reviewing these
procedures as well as implementing our new ALICE Protocol evacuation gives us another level of safety and security. Please feel free to email me if you have any questions.

In Partnership,
Mr. Gignac
Principal, Johnson Elementary