Dear ML Parents and Guardians,
We are writing to share some important information in regards to a safety improvement that was recently installed at Medical Lake High School. Some of you may already know or have noticed the installation of an additional fence on campus. This fence was installed to heighten building security and to address two specific and ongoing challenges at MLHS.
Challenge # 1
One of the challenges we have encountered is necessary student travel between the two main buildings that house student classrooms during the school day. Locking the doors between those buildings has caused a significant disruption for years. When students encounter locked doors, they tend to bang on that locked door until someone comes and opens it.
•The creation of a secured courtyard via the installation of this fence will allow students to travel between the two main buildings on campus during school hours without disruption.
Inability to create a secure campus which prevents unauthorized travelers passing through campus at any time throughout the day at their leisure without necessary credentials to be on campus.
•The installation of a fence will detour unauthorized people from walking through campus throughout the day.
We are confident that this safety upgrade, in addition to the new, main door single-entry system, will provide another layer of security to keep students safe at school.
Some important things to know:
•Gates are only locked from the outside
•Students may exit gates to leave campus at all times
•Gates will be open for students to access school from 6:50 AM - 7:55 AM
•Gates will be locked at 7:55 AM
•Gates will re-open at lunch from 12:00-12:25
•Gates will be locked at 12:25 and not open again until the following day at 6:50 AM
Students who arrive to school beyond 7:55, regardless of the reason, will use the main doors to access school.
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. I am happy to discuss further.
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