Message from the Superintendent - February 16, 2018
Dear Rescue Families and Staff Members,
As we reflect on the tragic event that occurred in Florida this week, I want to assure you we understand you entrust your precious children to us, not only to educate them, but to keep them safe. We take that responsibility very seriously and share in our collective passion for our children’s safety.
Our hearts go out to the families who have experienced this senseless tragedy, and I would like to take a moment to share that safety of our children is our number one priority. As a district, we continue to communicate and collaborate closely with law enforcement and every available resource to equip our schools, staffs, and students with practice drills, appropriate responses, and what to do in the case of an emergency. Preparation, communication, and practice are critical components of our emergency preparedness. We will continue reviewing our emergency procedures with staff and students, following recommended protocol set forth by law enforcement and county agencies. We will also utilize, as appropriate, materials from agencies such as the American Psychological Association and the Sandy Hook Promise’s KNOW THE SIGNS guide, to help further educate our children about safety.
We appreciate your diligence, and please know safety is something we think about nonstop. Our site safety plans are reviewed and updated annually through their site council committees. We encourage you to reach out to your school with any concerns or ideas. Participating in your school’s site council is a great way to have a voice in school safety procedures.
As always, I am available for any questions or concerns. We are grateful to be partners with you to provide a safe, secure environment in which our children can learn and thrive.
Our priority is student safety.
Cheryl Olson, Superintendent