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IN AN EMERGENCY
Dear Parents and Guardians:
The safety of the school environment where your children spend their day is a top priority. In view of heightened security measures throughout our country, we have met with representatives of Monroe County's local school districts, parochial and independent schools, the Monroe County Intermediate School District, community law enforcement agencies, and the Monroe County Emergency Management Division and have made preparations to respond appropriately to an external threat.The federal government has established the Homeland Security Advisory System to oversee procedures that will protect citizens throughout our nation. When our country is under a high alert (orange), we are asked to be alert, but the business of everyday life should continue as usual. In the case of a severe alert (red), we are asked to increase security measures; however, the schools will not close unless directed to do so by the Emergency Management Division. Likewise, if a severe alert is announced during evening hours when school activities are taking place, these activities will not be cancelled unless the Emergency Management Division requires cancellation.
If a severe alert is declared, do not panic. Stay as calm as possible.We want to let you know how you can help us in the event of an emergency. Please follow these guidelines:
1. First, ensure your own safety.
2. Know that your children are safe and sheltered in place; do not come to school.
3. Do not call school; this will tie up emergency lines that must remain open.
4. Listen to the radio or television for current information and instructions. The media, websites and specific hotlines will be activated for communication.
5. If your child's stay at school is extended beyond the regular time, you will receive information about the place and time you can pick up your child. All school districts throughout Monroe County have current and up-to-date safety plans. Your children are surrounded daily by professionals who have dedicated their lives to helping their students; in the event of an emergency, you can count on these caring individuals to keep your children secure.
Our best preparation for any situation is a well-informed community and a coordinated response by local emergency and school officials. We feel that we have taken every opportunity to make these preparations. You can be assured that your children's safety at school is our foremost priority; our schools will continue to be the safe havens they have always been.
Thank you for your cooperation as we take these precautionary actions on behalf of our children.
MONROE COUNTY SHERIFF DEPUTY
Deputy Jeremy Lestock
PHONE in a tip to the sheriff
Bedford Public Schools 1623 W. Sterns Road, Temperance, MI 48182 Phone: 734-850-6000 Fax: 734-850-6099