Lockdown/Secure DRILL @ BVIS today…

Posted February 17, 2023

Thank you for choosing Denver Public Schools to provide educational Services to your child. We are proud to be able to serve you and your children and we will continually strive to provide a safe learning environment for them.

The safety of your child and all children in our schools as well as the safety of the school staff and support personnel is very important to us. In order to maintain a safe environment for our children to study and learn, it is necessary that we practice our emergency and crisis response plans by having drills designed to exercise our procedures.

The students and staff at your school will be practicing three primary emergency drills each year. They are fire drills, lockdown drills and shelter-in-place drills.

Today, DPS Safety and Security conducted a lockdown drill at roughly 9:00am.


The school will conduct one lockdown drill each semester of the school year. This type of drill will secure the school building and safely shelter all students, staff and visitors inside the building. The purpose of this drill is to keep the students safe from any danger outside or inside the building. During a lockdown drill, all of the perimeter doors to the school building will be locked and will remain locked until the danger or issue outside or inside the building is removed. To ensure safety, no one will be allowed to enter or exit the building until the authorities authorize such a release.

If you have any questions regarding any of these Safety Drills or other safety concerns, please contact your school office.

The telephone number is 720-423-9600.


Teresa Klava

Interim Principal