NEW SIGN IN PROCEDURES AT BME
As we work hard at BME to help keep students safe, we have decided to add the Ident-a-Kid program to our check-in procedures here at BME. I’d like to tell you it will save time to use this new procedure. At first, there will be a fair amount of teaching going on to help families check-in with our computer. After a while, as we all learn, it will become easier and faster.
In the way of reviewing Safe School policy, and our on-line Family Handbook, please remember that if you visit school for any reason – even if it is only for a few minutes – you need to check in at the office to collect a visitor’s pass.
It would be wonderful if we lived in a time when we didn’t have to take precautions to keep our children safe. However, if you read the newspapers and watch the news, public employees, like the employees in our building, have the responsibility to keep all of our children safe. 999 times out of 1000, our precautions are, gratefully, unnecessary. However, it takes only one mistake to be one mistake too many.
The computer in our office, now set up to register tardies, volunteer hours, visitors, etc., is ready to help us welcome you and keep our children just a little bit safer. Some of you may prefer not to sign in when coming to school. That is really not an option. All staff members are encouraged to ask you to sign in, if they see you without a pass. So, please do so. Many of them feel awkward when asking. You can help by thanking them for remembering to ask. And you should be thankful. They are being diligent about protecting children.
Thanking you, in advance, for your cooperation, I am
Norman Bossert, Principal