SWAWeekDistrict 279 Schools will be conducting a tornado drill at 1:45 p.m. on April 24, as part of Severe Weather Awareness Week, which is April 21-25.

On April 24, at 1:45 p.m., the National Weather Service will issue a statewide MOCK tornado WARNING and the outdoor sirens will be activated. Schools will follow emergency procedures while participating in the drill.

Schools that have a conflict with testing may conduct their tornado drill at an alternate time. For more information, please contact your student’s school directly.

Participants in activities in our buildings after-hours, will be asked to participant in an evening drill after outdoor sirens are sounded again at 6:55 p.m. on the same evening.

-Published April 17, 2014