Hello Becker Community,
Given the very tragic event that occurred at the High School in Florida and the fact that spring is not too far away I thought it would be a good idea to share with all of you a few thoughts on school safety.
At Becker, we practice safety drills throughout the year. This includes fire, tornado, and other emergency situations. We also have an emergency plan in place and work with our local police and fire departments to make sure that we are prepared in the unlikely event an emergency situation should occur.
Another safety precaution we have at Becker, and at all schools in Dearborn, is a door locking system that only allows entry into the building after you have identified yourself and the door is unlocked by a Becker staff member. This ensures that strangers are not walking into our building. In fact, this system was used today when a man came to the door but did not have any official business at the school. Fortunately, our School Resource Officer was nearby, was able to talk with the man, and he left the property.
One of the best practices we can do to keep our school and neighborhood safe, is to always talk to your children about how to be safe on the way to and from school. Here are a few helpful reminders:
• Never talk to a stranger.
• Never get into a car with a stranger.
• Never talk to a stranger who is looking for his/her lost pet.
• Children should walk to and from school with other children.
• Always report suspicious characters to parents, teachers and the police.
• If approached by a stranger, tell an adult.
We pride ourselves on creating a safe environment for your children. By working together and keeping an open line of communication, we can ensure that our children will remain safe going to, coming home and attending school.