Good afternoon. Please be advised that today, January 17th, the fire alarm was activated at Shaw Avenue Elementary School. This was not a planned drill.  The district would like to commend all students and staff members for evacuating the building promptly and following proper emergency protocol. As the safety and security of our students is the district’s top priority, some students left the building without their coats, as expediency of evacuation during a potential emergency is paramount. If time permits, we do make every effort for children to get their coats.  Once the fire department arrived and determined that the building was safe and no emergency existed, students and staff were permitted to reenter the building. Thank you, again, to the Shaw Avenue school community for their outstanding response earlier today.