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Fremont Unified Reacts to Connecticut Shooting

Fremont Unified Superintendent James Morris provides resources about school safety and about talking with children about violence to parents.

From Fremont Unified School District

Each school in the Fremont Unified School District has a safety plan in place.  Additionally, our district has a strong partnership with the Fremont Police Department to ensure safety at and around schools. 

School safety plans outline emergency procedures and all of our school sites, staff and students, practice emergency drills for earthquake, other emergencies and lockdowns. Parents may ask to view these plans at their school office. Many drills at school sites ask for our parent volunteers to participate.

The standard practice of our schools is to have parents and all visitors check in with the office and receive a visitor's badge before proceeding to classrooms. At the beginning of each school year and on an ongoing basis, we remind staff and students to be alert and aware of their surroundings to ensure people are in compliance with this rule.

Please see the following FUSD links.

Fremont is a safe community but the recent incidents in Connecticut, while thousands of miles away, serve as a reminder of how precious our children are and how even the best security plans, cannot eliminate all risk. 

The safety of our students is our number one priority.  

As you talk with your children about the tragedy in Connecticut, there are many web resources available to help parents and children deal with violence.  The American Psychological Association offers advice at the link below:

It is critical that parents/guardians keep the school informed of their contact telephone number.  ur communication system allows the school to place emergency notification calls to parents so it is important that we have up-to-date contact numbers for parents. Should you have any additional questions please feel free to contact me or your child's principal.

James Morris, Superintendent

Editor's note: This note first appeared on the Fremont Unified School District website. Visit the district website by clicking here.

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Kathlyn December 20, 2012 at 05:13 PM
In my opinion we are not doing enough at the schools. I really hope the city steps up the effort. I would like then to evaluate more secure options. At my kids schools anyone can walk directly into a classroom.

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