School Safety Information and Forum

Dear Parents/Guardians,

With the tragic events that unfolded in Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida in mind, we will be running a School Safety Forum on Monday March 19, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the Stoughton High School Auditorium.  This forum will focus on all the steps we take in Stoughton to keep our students safe and our plan going forward.  It will include an overview of our ALICE protocol and information from the Stoughton Police Department.  Also, strategies will be presented that will help parents talk to their children about violent events.

As always, the safety of our students and staff at all buildings is our highest priority.  For years the Administration has run a district wide crisis team, and this is reflected by a crisis team in every school.  We meet regularly to review and improve and update our security procedures, and always do so after an event such as we saw in Florida.  We also maintain a dedicated and skilled staff of counselors in all of our buildings.

We have committed resources to our infrastructure and technology to assure that we have ever evolving tools at our disposal.  We are very happy that the school district enjoys an excellent working relationship with the Stoughton Police Department, and we are in close communication with them at all times related to matters of security and safety.

If you would like to learn more about ALICE and how we use this program in Stoughton Public Schools, I encourage you to view this video produced by Stoughton Media Access Corporation:

We look forward to answering some questions you may have about school safety on March 19.

Dr. Marguerite Rizzi

Superintendent of Schools

Stoughton Public Schools

February 27, 2018