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Schools Equipped with Enhanced Safety and Security Features—Part III

As a friendly reminder to the community, to help ensure the health, welfare, and safety of your schools, your school district has implemented cameras and keyless entry systems in all schools, and school doors will be locked during the day. Guests to the buildings will be asked to identify themselves before receiving access. While we warmly welcome guests when it is appropriate, in order to minimize disruptions to students’ learning environments and to more smoothly facilitate our safety procedures, we ask that visitors, to greatest extent possible, arrange an appointment in advance. In this way, building security may be enhanced, and visitors’ wait times to access the buildings can be minimized.

Visitors without an appointment may not be admitted and may be asked to schedule an appointment for a later time.

Please partner with us to help protect your schools. Your patience, understanding, and support with these efforts is very much appreciated.

Please click here to view a video of Colchester Police Department’s Corporal Fontaine explaining the process.

Our August 21 article, “Schools Equipped with Enhanced Safety and Security Features—Part I” and our September 11 article, “Schools Equipped with Enhanced Safety and Security Features—Part II”—which includes a video with CPD’s Corporal Hull—also explain this important change to your schools’ access protocols.

To view the September 2 WCAX segment about the changes, including a video and interview with Superintendent Waters, please click here.

To read the WPTZ article about the changes, please click here.

Again, we greatly appreciate your patience, understanding, and cooperation in our efforts to protect your community’s schools.
For questions or concerns, we encourage you to contact your schools’ principals by phone or e-mail (please click here to access their contact information), or contact our administrative offices at (802) 264-5999. You may also e-mail Superintendent Larry Waters at watersl@csdvt.org.

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