Dear Alexander Families,
Every day and in every way, our faculty, staff, administrators and Board of Education strive to create the best conditions possible for all of our students. Our classrooms are places in which learning and engagement thrive. Our music, athletics and extracurricular programs provide spaces for students to engage beyond the classroom. Alexander is committed to creating a structured, safe and caring environment that supports and challenges students to be confident, contributing learners.
Central to our commitment to creating the conditions for our students is our commitment to student safety. While fire drills, bus drills and lock down drills provide regular opportunities to practice, our safety focus doesn’t stop there. Several years ago, we adopted the best practice of a single point of entry protocol in both of our buildings. Our visitors are required to provide ID and to check in at the Main Office before heading into our buildings. We’ve partnered with the Genesee County Sheriff’s office since September 2018 to support our School Resource Officer (and Alexander graduate) Deputy Eric Meyer. Deputy Meyer’s work in Alexander emphasizes building positive relationships with our students and staff as he keeps our campus safe. We have recently reconfigured our Safety Committees to include a District-wide Safety Committee that meets 3 times each year in support of our Building-level Safety Committees that meet on a monthly basis. We’ve upgraded our walkie talkies to facilitate better communication between our administrators, buildings and grounds crew, and our bus drivers. We are in the process of upgrading and reorienting our security systems. All of these initiatives are strengthened by the positive, supportive relationships that define Alexander as a school community.
In order to foster an authentic sense of engagement in our school, our students need to feel safe. Our commitment to student safety is clear and foundational. As always, thank you for sending us your best every day.