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A Letter from the Superintendent to the Trojan Nation

The recent school shooting at a high school in Florida has again reminded us the importance of school safety and security.  To that end, know that last month our entire staff received a presentation from law enforcement on how to respond to an active shooter.  After the presentation our District Crisis Team, along with law enforcement, reviewed staff questions and is in the process of getting further information out to staff.  We also reviewed security at each building and are considering changes to building access in some instances.  For example, this Friday a camera/buzzer system will be installed at the high school that will keep the school free from anyone able to simply wander into the school sight unseen.

In other news, the Board of Education approved bids for the high school bond project.  Expect to see construction trailers on site in the coming days with construction beginning the end of March.  Be prepared for changes to bus and parent drop off/pick up locations and procedures at Edgewood and the high school due to the construction project.  Principals will be directly communicating these changes to those of you impacted.

Also, know that our construction manager is very sensitive to student safety and security.  As such, walls will be constructed within the school so there is no interaction between construction workers and our students.

Finally, in about thirteen weeks those of you who have seniors will see them graduate and begin their adult lives.  Know that our county schools are hosting a job fair for graduating seniors to give them an employment advantage as they consider career options.  The job fair will be held at the Muskegon Area Career Tech Center on May 1.  Seniors should register for this event through their school counselor.

Whether going on to college or planning to stay local to work, please encourage your graduate to attend this job fair, meet local employers and make necessary connections that could lead toward a rewarding career.

With that, don’t forget that the spring musical, Grease, will be presented by our students the weekend of March 23.  Contact your building’s office for times.

Have a great March!

Bob Szymoniak, Superintendent