February 23, 2018
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:
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.
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
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.
Robert E. Schumm, M. Ed.