Due to winter weather conditions, school has been canceled for Thursday, January 17th. The George Family Math Games Night that was scheduled for tonight has been canceled as well.
Monday, January 14th - Star Shine Assembly, 2 pm
Thursday, January 17th - Family Math Games Night, 5:30 to 7 pm
Monday, January 21st - No school in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Thursday, January 24th - End of the 2nd quarter
Friday, January 25th - No School, Records Day
Monday, January 28th - Giant reward Recess, 2:15 pm
George Parents and Families,
In addition to Mr. Boyd's message and the introduction of the SafeSchool's Alert reporting system, I would like to share with you a little bit about school safety here at George Elementary. Each month we conduct a safety drill. These drills are outlined in the district safety plan and provide us with the opportunity to stay up to date with state and district requirments.
There is more to school safety however, than practicing emergency drills. We strive to provide a safe and welcoming school environment for our students. Our staff work hard to help students be safe and feel safe when they are here. There are times when there is an incident that happens between students and it is not observerd by school staff. When we are aware of them, we make sure to take the time to work with the students involved and take the necessary actions for the incident. I want you to know that when there is a problem between students here at school and we become aware of it, we will look into it and work with the students involved.
Sometimes there are incidents between students that school staff don't observe or are unaware of. If you as a parent or guardian are informed of an incident with your student at school or on the school bus, please contact the school and we will follow up right away. The new SafeSchools Alert will hopefully provide parents and students with a quick and easy process to report incidents.
In closing, I would like to share with you the definition of bullying that we use when addressing student incidents. Whether we determine if an incident is bullying or not based on this definition, we will make sure to take the time and work with students to get the matter settled.
Bullying is when one or more people hurt somebody's body, feelings, or even their things on purpose. Bullying actions usually happen over and over and over. Bullying is trying to have power over somebody.
If you have any questions about school safety, bullying or the SafeSchools Alert system, please contact us and we will be glad to answer your questions, and if we don't know, we will find out.
I would like to share a message with you from Mr. John Boyd, Superintendent of Schools.
In an ongoing effort to help ensure the safety of all of our students, the Quincy School District has introduced the use of a new reporting system that you can use to report incidents to the school. The SafeSchools Alert system i set up and avialable for use. There are five ways that the system can be utilized:
This reporting service allows you to easily report bullying, harassment, drugs, vandalism, threats of violence, or any safety issue you are concerned about through SafeSchools Alert. When you submit a tip, be sure to use our distric's identification code: 1522 in your communication.
Every SafeSchools Alert that is received about our district is immediately logged in the system and our adminstration is notified so that they can investigate and take appropriate action. Tips may also be submitted anonymously if you prefer.
Together, using SafeSchools Alert, we can make our district a safer place to work and learn!