Valentine High School and Elementary School will be conducting a drill to prepare for a Lockdown and Evacuation situation on Thursday, October 4th, at the end of the school day. The Valentine Police Department, Cherry County Sheriff’s Department, and Valentine Volunteer Fire Department will be assisting in the drill. Students will be dismissed from the Methodist Church at the end of the drill. If your child needs picked up after school, they ask that you pick them up from the Methodist Church, 804 E 5th St. If your student walks after school, they ask that you have a conversation with them about what route they will need to use. the schools will have staff and law enforcement available to be sure students are able to cross 5th Street safely. We will continue to drill these situations at least twice a year to help prepare our students. After this notification, they will not be sending out letters or having it announced on different media outlets. These drills will become routine, just as their fire and tornado drills are. The Valentine Police Department, Cherry County Sheriff’s Department, and the Valentine Volunteer Fire Department will continue working with Valentine Community Schools to help develop and carry out our drills.