Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The school district, which includes Chesterfield Township and New Baltimore, sent a letter to parents Wednesday about security measures.
Anchor Bay Schools will install electronic door locks at main entrances of every school to heighten security, according to the district. The safety upgrades are taking place over the next several days and follow previous steps over the recent years to keep students and staff safe. In a Wednesday letter to parents, Superintendent Leonard Woodside wrote in part: "You will be able to enter into the building vestibule but before entering into the main office you will be asked to do the following: Woodside added that "our goal is to provide a safe learning environment for our students that is free of disruptions. As we implement this new procedure you will be notified of any changes. "I want to thank you for your support and patience as we …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Heightened security measures implemented by L'Anse Creuse, Anchor Bay and New Haven districts following the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting are expected to remain in place through early 2013.
Three weeks, including a holiday break, have passed in New Baltimore and Chesterfield schools since the mass shooting in Newtown, CT, but security remains at an all-time high in all local districts. Like countless districts across the state and country, L'Anse Creuse, New Haven and Anchor Bay schools heightened their security in the days following the shooting. In L'Anse Creuse Public Schools, the majority of those measures are due to remain in place until further notice. A full list of safety measures is available on the district website, but key policies include: Prior to the holiday break, L'Anse Creuse ordered all main entrances at elementary and junior high schools to be locked during the school day as well as interior classroom …
Saturday, December 22, 2012
New Baltimore-Chesterfield Patch readers share their thoughts on the site.
In light of the recent school shooting in Connecticut, New Baltimore-Chesterfield Patch readers shared their thoughts on security in Anchor Bay Schools. ABS Superintendent Leonard Woodside issued a statement regarding the district’s security measures on Monday. Readers commented on the site to share their opinions on safety procedures in the school district. Among the comments: During a recent Anchor Bay Board of Education meeting, officials said they stepped up security this week in response to the Sandy Hook Elementary shootings. Tell us what you think in the comments below.
Friday, December 21, 2012
Rumors of violence have circulated in L'Anse Creuse and Chippewa Valley schools, but the districts have chosen to heighten their security rather than cancel classes.
Despite snow in the forecast, the weather wasn't the reason several Michigan school districts canceled classes Friday. The cancellation was due, in part, to rumors of violence at the schools. These rumors are similar to ones reported in L'Anse Creuse Public Schools. On Wednesday, LCPS Superintendent Jackie Johnston sent out a message to parents informing them of rumors that had been going around in the school. "Perhaps in light of the tragic events that occurred in Connecticut last week, there have been a number of rumors circulating on social media," the message said. "These rumors have been thoroughly investigated by administration with the help of local authorities. All rumors are unfounded." Johnston stressed that the district is …
Monday, December 17, 2012
The district released a statement Monday regarding school safety in light of the mass shootings Friday in Connecticut.
In light of a devastating school shooting Friday in Connecticut that shocked and saddened the nation, local school districts are reassuring parents about student safety. When asked by Patch about security measures in the district, Anchor Bay Schools Superintendent Leonard Woodside issued the following statement Monday morning: "Naturally parents are concerned about the safety of their children in school. Over the years the Anchor Bay Board of Education has been pro-active in taking measures to assure the safety of our students. "All schools are locked down during the school day. All of our main entrances have sally ports or security entrances where parents and visitors can only enter the building through one front door and must report to …
New Baltimore-Chesterfield Township Patch readers share their thoughts on the site and on our Facebook page.
Monday, December 17, 2012
On the heels of one of the worst school shootings in American history, New Baltimore-Chesterfield Patch readers shared their thoughts on school security. Readers commented on the site and on our Facebook page when asked if local districts, like Anchor Bay, L'Anse Creuse and New Haven Community Schools, should re-think security after the mass shooting Friday in Connecticut. Among the responses: The comments come as the public learns more about the tragedy in which a 20-year-old gunman fatally shot his mother before forcing his way into Sandy Hook Elementary School where he killed 20 children and six adults before turning the gun on himself, according to news reports. President Barack Obama was to visit Newtown Sunday night to meet with …
Friday, December 14, 2012
Superintendent Keith Wunderlich said he plans to review security procedures with his building principals on Monday.
In a letter to parents and staff Friday, New Haven Community Schools Superintendent Keith Wunderlich expressed his condolences for the victims and families of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting and announced that Monday would bring a complete review of the district's own security measures. "First thing Monday morning I am having a conference call with the principals to review all our security procedures," Wunderlich wrote. "A review is always a good thing. This weekend would also be a good time for parents to talk to their children. Tell them how important it is to keep the lines of communication open. Together, we will keep New Haven the safe place it is." Read more: L'Anse Creuse assures parents of district's own security measures…