Greenfield Exempted Village Schools
200 N. 5th Street
Greenfield, OH 45123
New Safety Procedures

February 23, 2018


Dear Parents:

Recent events in schools around the country have been very scary for children, parents, teachers, and school staff members.  Keeping your children safe while at Greenfield Elementary School is a top priority.  Currently, district officials are looking at ways to refine our practices and procedures for district safety.

Our building has a confidential safety plan that outlines many scenarios and gives complete directives for administrators, teachers, and staff of what to do in case of an emergency.  We are putting some additional security measures in place, beginning Monday, February 26, 2018.  These changes may cause some inconvenience, but we believe it is worth the additional safety support it will bring to our children and building:

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o   The north end primary playground door will be locked and will not be used for morning arrival.  Students and staff must enter the building through the front doors upon arrival. 

o   When arriving at school, students (K-5) will enter the building independently.  Parents and guardians are not permitted in the building unless they are going directly to the office with an immediate concern. Morning and afternoon preschool students will be picked up on the front porch.  You may leave your child with preschool staff on duty outside. We know this will not be a popular decision, but please remember we are putting student safety first.  Individual student attendants will also be present with their child, outside.    

o    During dismissal, wait for your children outside.  Parents and siblings will no longer be allowed in the building to pick up children unless being signed out early.  Preschool will be dismissed at 12:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. out the primary playground door.

o   EVERY person visiting the school must have a visitor’s pass from the office to be in the building.

o   Over the next few weeks, teachers will be reviewing emergency procedures with their children.    


In our district, children come first.  Again, these measures are to help keep our students safe.  Thank you for entrusting them to our care.  


Respectfully,  

Robert E. Schumm, M. Ed.

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