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Emergency Readiness

Dear Parents,

I am writing this letter to address the inquiries and requests for information concerning our readiness at New Utrecht High School to respond to emergency situations.

Please note the following:
  • A Safety Plan that is reviewed, updated and certified by the Department of Education and the New York City Police Department is in place at our school.
  • The Safety Committee and the Crisis Response Committee meet monthly with the Principal to review and update all emergency plans.
  • If we were directed to evacuate our building for safety reasons, our safe haven would be:
    P.S. 204 (81st Street & 15th Avenue)
    Narrows Civic Association (New Utrecht Avenue & 80th Street)
    Micali Terrace (16th Avenue & 86th Street)
  • In the event of an emergency situation outside of the school, we will institute a "lock down" procedure. To reach the school in such an emergency, you can call 718-232-2500 (Ext. 124, 125, 265, 399).
Please know that the safety of our students is always our paramount concern and the Department of Education has established a comprehensive program to be followed by all schools in the event of an emergency. Thank you, as always, for your continued cooperation.

Howard J. Lucks, Ed.D.
Property of New Utrecht High School
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