Carlisle Wildcat Families,
The recent events in Florida have caused us all to pause and reflect. Once again, our nation is experiencing a tragic incidence of school violence. Our hearts and prayers go out to the students, families and staff of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla.
These events cause all of us to reflect and evaluate our own situations and raise anxiety and questions. Whether we are students, staff, parents, or community members, we are all going through the same thing. I ask that you do what you always do in uncertain times — take extra care of the people around you.
As a District, student safety is our number one priority. We take this very seriously and address it from many angles. The district has over the last 3 years invested in physical/structural updates to have secured entrances at all our buildings. We have updated our District Readiness and Emergency Management plan vetted by our local law enforcement. The district’s counseling and at-risk programming identifies and provide supports to address student needs early as they emerge, we have a very positive working relationship with local law enforcement. The district’s policies and practices are designed to maintain a safe and orderly learning environment that is focused on student safety. We will continue to re-examine and review all of our procedures as we move forward.
We all have a role in ensuring the safety of our students. We encourage parents and guardians to have open dialogue with their students. If you or your student see something or hear something that is concerning, say something. Contact and report concerns to your school administrator, counselor, teacher, or local law enforcement officers.
Carlisle is a great community for students and families. By all stakeholders working collaboratively, we will ensure a safe learning environment for all students that keeps a focus on learning and student success. Thank you for your support and please keep the community of Parkland in your thoughts.