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Superintendent's Message

 

FLINT  COMMUNITY  SCHOOLS

923 E. Kearsley Street    Flint, Michigan 48503 

 

 

 

December 1, 2021

 

Dear Flint Community Schools,

 

As you likely have already heard, there was a school shooting incident yesterday at Oxford High School. During this difficult time, our thoughts remain with Oxford scholars, teachers and staff who were impacted by yesterday’s devastating events.

 

We understand news of this nature so close to home can be difficult for both parents and scholars. Please know that your scholar’s safety and well-being remain our number one priority. Like all school districts, Flint Community Schools is committed to creating a safe school environment where scholars can learn and grow.

 

To that end, we wanted to remind you of the various safety protocols we have in place to protect scholars, teachers, and staff. Our safety measures include, but are not limited to, search and seizure policy and procedure for scholars and visitors upon entering the building, active shooter training and drills (A.L.I.C.E.), safety advocates, School Resource Officers, provided by Flint Police Department, and the Genesee County Schools’ “Emergency and Crisis Response Policy Manual,” which provides best practices for school related emergencies.

 

While we are confident in these safety protocols, we know that we need the support of the entire community to protect the children we are privileged to serve. Thus, we would ask that you speak to your children and urge them to reach out to school officials directly or through the State of Michigan’s Okay2Say tip line at 8-555-OK2SAY or OKAY2SAY@mi.gov if they hear of any potentially dangerous situations. Additionally, if you become aware of a potential safety issue in our district, please follow the same steps as above.

 

We understand that our scholars, families, teachers and staff will need support in the coming days. Please know that counselors will be available to our school community. Do not hesitate to reach out to our counselors should you or your child need support.

 

We remain committed to working together as a community to ensure learning takes place in a safe environment. If you have any questions, contact my office at (810) 760-1883 or superintendent@flintschools.org.

 

Sincerely,

Superintendent Kevelin Jones