Damn - Middle School letter sent to parents
4thFeb 21, 2018
- Dear Parents/Guardians: We have sent the following letter home today with our students.
For the safety of our students, we will no longer allow the use of backpacks beginning Wednesday, February 21. Our school now has a metal detector at the front entrance and we would like to start using it immediately. We have completed trial runs and backpacks set it off every time one went through. With 500 students, we feel we cannot properly search our students in a timely manner without cutting into instructional time with backpacks. All students have a locker and we have made sure they are in working order today. Girls will be allowed to have a small purse and those that play a sport can have a sports bag. These purses/bags will be subject to search if they set off the metal detector. Cell phones will also set off the metal detector. We will be asking our students to have them turned off, and they will hand them to a staff member before going through the metal detector. The staff member will hand it back to them as soon as they exit the metal detector. Students are allowed to have a lunch box, but all contents need to be plastic so as not to set off the metal detector. Also, we are asking that students not wear steel-toed shoes. We have shared all this information with students today, and they are aware of the changes that are being made to better protect them. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we implement this new process. We realize it will be trial and error as we work to provide a safer learning environment. We want to thank Jamie Hubbard for donating the metal detector to help keep our students safe.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to call us or come to Open House Wednesday, February 21 from 3:30 to 5:30.
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