Safety Update from BHS

Safety Update from BHS

Dear Brockton High Families,

Following extensive internal discussions with district and school leadership, we have decided to scale back our morning safety checks. Effective Monday, November 8, we will conduct random safety checks without any notice and will do so in a manner that is fair, equitable and does not make any students feel singled out. If at any point you have concerns about how we conduct the random checks, I encourage you to contact my office.

Going forward, we will intentionally avoid following a schedule for the random safety checks to discourage anyone from bringing items into school that are in violation of the student handbook. In order to keep the line moving when safety checks are reinstated, students are asked to continue to use smaller bags, such as single-zip backpacks, drawstring bags, belt bags and wristlets. Clear backpacks are also permitted.

I want to thank our students for the respect and maturity they have demonstrated over the last two weeks. No student wakes up in the morning eager to stand in the security line and no staff member pursued a career in education so that they could check students’ bags. We’re all looking forward to putting this behind us so that we can focus our attention on improving school culture, which we know is what will ultimately make a better and safer school environment for all.

We’re in the process of identifying students in need of additional social-emotional support. If you believe your child would benefit from speaking privately to a school adjustment counselor, please contact their dean’s office.

We’ll improve this school by amplifying the voices of students who are doing the right thing, by getting those who have lost their way back on track, by establishing a mutually respectful learning environment, and by bringing the pride back to Boxer Country. It won’t be easy work, but I believe in our students and staff. I know that as our partners in learning you will be there, too.

Thank you,

Cindy Burns

Principal of Brockton High

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