Our hearts and thoughts go out to all the families that were impacted by the tragic events at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida. With each incident we are reminded of the important role that schools and communities hold in trying to prevent these senseless and tragic incidents. The Liberty Union-Thurston School District is committed to the safety of our children and staff. We continue to partner with our local law enforcement, firefighters, and other first responders to review and practice safety plans, required drills, and scheduled a meeting to review our entire crisis plan.
While it is impossible to predict or prevent every situation imaginable, we review, practice and reflect upon our procedures with the intention to make student safety our number one priority. Safety plans for each building is updated yearly and our local fire and police departments participate in our practices and they give us valuable input on how to improve.
All of our school doors are locked throughout the school day and visitors must be “buzzed” into the building and sign in at the main office. Our Building staff wear badges so they are easy identifiable and visitors are given stickers to wear so we can identify everyone in our buildings. I will greatly appreciate your cooperation with our procedures entering our buildings.
“See Something, Say Something” is a very simple process. It is one that has proven to be of tremendous value to our school district. Our staff, students, parents and community members DO say something when they SEE something and it has helped us to avoid or quickly resolve concerns. The safety, security, and welfare of students, staff, and visitors on our school campus is paramount and requires constant vigilance and awareness.
Our ultimate goal is to provide a safe and secure learning environment for all students, staff and visitors to our school campus, our school buildings and our school events. Our schools cannot do this without a partnership between parents, communities and police and fire departments. We will continue to be proactive in doing everything possible to protect the safety and welfare of everyone on our school campus and ask for your continued cooperation, assistance, and support as well.