Since the ongoing national and local focus on school safety has escalated in recent weeks, I know the safety of our students has been on many of your minds. It has dominated my daily schedule over the past several weeks as well. A safe and secure school environment is always our top priority; therefore, our Barrington 220 staff work to make sure our students can learn and grow in a safe environment.
One key factor that allows us to do that is your feedback. You are our eyes and ears in and around our schools. In the past, students and parents have been first to report their concerns. We take each one of these reports very seriously and work with our local police departments to swiftly complete an investigation.
To further enhance this reporting, we have created a dedicated place online where you can notify school administrators about your concerns. The “See Something, Say Something” tab is now located under the “Student” and “Parent” sections of our website. At this link, you can anonymously alert our Principals about school safety threats, bullying, and someone who may need social or emotional support.
Whether you are a student, parent, or community member, I encourage you to use this tool if something doesn’t seem right. While it is impossible to predict or prevent every crisis situation, working together can make all the difference.
I wish everyone a restful and relaxing spring break and will see you back at school on Monday, April 2.