We are all concerned with the safety of our
children. At Douglas Road we have had a safety policy in effect for
several years. Every year we revisit the policy and make necessary
changes. We welcome your comments about our policy, which is described
School begins at 8:20 am and dismissal is at 3:20 p.m.The front
door will be open each day, but the rest of the doors will be locked
from the outside at 9:00. Students and staff are not locked in as
the doors can be opened from within.
Every adult who enters the school must sign in at the office and
obtain a name badge. That will help us be aware of who is in the
building. Our staff will expect all visitors to have a name badge.
We ask that you not pick up students before 3:20 p.m. We know that
sometimes appointments must be made during the day. When that is
the case, the parent or guardians must report to the office and someone
will call your child to the office to meet you. Children must remain
in their rooms until the adult signs in at the office. Many times
in the past children have left their rooms only to wait for someone
in the office for twenty minutes or more. That is an additional loss
of class time.
If a parent is dropping off a lunch, musical instrument, etc., the
item should be brought to the office and the student will be called
down to retrieve it. Parents delivering items directly to the room
is very disruptive to class time.
Parents/guardians may not change dismissal plans by telephone. If
you wish to change instructions for your child's dismissal you must
provide us with a signed request, or come into our office in person.
Requests by phone may compromise the safety of the student since
we have no way of seeing the person on the other end of the telephone
line. Also, even if we know you, the number of requests we receive
in a day put undue stress and responsibility on the shoulders of
our office personnel. We apologize for any inconvenience this may
cause, however, we must consider the security of our students when
We appreciate your support of these policies. You are always welcome
in our school, and we need your help.We want your children in a safe
and happy learning environment. We believe our policies foster a
safe setting and more learning. If you have any questions, please
stop in the office or call me at 850-6701.