At School #5, safety and security is of the highest priority. My staff and I, along with the Shared Decision Making Team, which is comprised of parents and teachers, work diligently and consistently at practicing, reviewing and refining our procedures. As parents, you too are concerned about the security and emergency procedures implemented at school. As such, we wanted you to be aware of the practices already in place and our efforts to reinforce these measures.
The following established procedures are being strictly enforced:
We practice safety drills throughout the year to help our staff and students know what to do in an emergency. We conduct fire drills, emergency dismissal drills, shelter drills and lock-down drills. The goals of the drills are to improve our ability to protect students, allow us to evaluate our emergency operation plans and develop our response skills.
Please help us in this most important goal by cooperating with our procedures. Be prepared to show ID upon arrival and be patient and understanding while we follow the protocol established.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me.