Dear Plummer-Worley Parents and Community Members,
Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year! Your continued support of the district’s supplemental levy allows us to offer needed educational services including two all-day kindergartens, a full teaching staff, a robust athletic program, and continuation of the After School Program. Just as importantly, we will be able to enhance school security and safety.
We do all we can to make certain the district is an exceptionally safe and secure learning environment for students. The chance an act of violence will occur is very slight. However, like every school district across the nation, we cannot ignore the possibility. Accordingly, I want you to be aware of the changes and how they will affect our students and public.
Many efforts have been taken to proactively increase safety measures. Our emergency crisis response plan has been updated to ensure it meets current needs, and we are systematically collaborating with community first responders on behalf of public safety in case of tragedy. Ongoing training of staff on the revised and more comprehensive plan will begin in August so everyone knows their roles and responsibilities in all situations. As always, there will be periodic emergency response drills during the year. Our staff will also learn how to be aware of warning signs that a student is more likely to become violent. Staff will be required to have a picture ID on their person at all times.
There will be more controlled access to each school main entrance. Parents and other visitors will now be required to press a button located to the side of each entrance. This will allow the secretary to view guests at their desks. Fortunately, we are a small district which means our secretaries know most parents and guardians. However, please have a picture ID available in case you are asked to show it. As usual, we will ask visitors needing to enter a classroom to wear a badge. If you wish to gain access to the district office or classrooms located in the building, you will in all cases need to go to the main building first and be buzzed in by secretary. She will then notify the district office that you need entry.
Schools nationwide have made campus safety a priority by implementing safety controls. We are no exception. I apologize for the inconvenience. As we go forward, I have confidence in our ability to work together to keep students safe. Thank you for your cooperation.
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Judi Sharrett, Superintendent