Safety & Security Letter to Parents

  • Dear Parents and Guardians,

    I hope this letter finds you well. As the Principal of Booker T. Washington High School, I wanted to take a moment to emphasize our unwavering commitment to the safety and security of our students. We understand that creating a secure and nurturing environment is crucial for their overall well-being and academic success.

    To that end, I am pleased to inform you about the recent upgrades we have made to our facilities and student support services. These enhancements are designed to ensure that our school remains a safe haven for all students, staff, and visitors.

    Firstly, we have invested in state-of-the-art camera upgrades throughout the campus. These new surveillance systems will provide enhanced monitoring capabilities, allowing us to promptly address any potential security concerns and maintain a vigilant eye on our premises.

    Additionally, we have installed a new intercom system that will facilitate effective communication in emergency situations. This system will enable us to quickly disseminate important information to all areas of the school, ensuring that everyone is well-informed and prepared.

    Recognizing the importance of mental health and emotional well-being, we have also expanded our student support services. We now have five dedicated counselors who are readily available to provide guidance, support, and counseling to our students. These professionals are equipped to address a wide range of issues and are committed to fostering a positive and inclusive school climate.

    Furthermore, we have bolstered our security personnel by adding three School Resource Officers (SROs) to our team. These trained law enforcement officers will work closely with our staff to maintain a safe and secure environment. Additionally, we have hired two social workers who will focus on addressing the social and emotional needs of our students, ensuring that they receive the necessary support to thrive academically and personally.

    Understanding that behavior management is crucial for a conducive learning environment, we have employed a behavior specialist who will work closely with students, teachers, and parents to address any behavioral challenges that may arise. Additionally, we have hired an engagement specialist who will focus on fostering positive relationships and creating a sense of belonging among our students.

    Lastly, we have increased our non-instructional aides to ten, who will provide additional support to our students and staff. These aides will assist with various tasks, ensuring that our school functions smoothly and efficiently. 

    At Booker T. Washington High School, we firmly believe that safety and security are paramount to the success of our students. We are committed to maintaining a nurturing environment that fosters growth, learning, and personal development. By implementing these upgrades and expanding our student support services, we aim to provide a safe and inclusive space where every student can thrive.

    Thank you for your continued support and trust in our school. Together, we can create an environment that promotes safety, security, and academic excellence.


    William C. Wade, EdS


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