Great American Shakeout
October 17, 2013
The Weston Public Schools will be participating in the Great American Shakeout, a nationwide earthquake drill scheduled for 10:17 AM on October 17th.
The initiative was brought to our attention by the Thunderbots, one of our student robotic teams. Working with the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency and the Boston College Weston Observatory, the students, most of whom attend Weston Middle School, created a video (which can be viewed here) to promote the importance of such preparation. While the chance of an earthquake occurring in New England is quite slim, we feel that having students participate is another way for schools to practice responding to an emergency of any kind. Each school will conduct the drill with students on the morning of Thursday, October 17th.
If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to call me.
Superintendent of Schools