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Dear Century Families,
I wanted to make you aware of an incident that came to our attention this morning.
One of our students posted a message on social media in which a weapon was displayed and a warning issued to students to “…not come to school today.” We interviewed the student immediately. The student said that the posting was intended to be a joke, and that the weapon was a toy. Our School Resource Officer conducted a home visit and verified that this was the case.
Please know that we take any and all threats seriously and that we will collaborate with law enforcement to act immediately.
Information was shared with students via their first period teachers about this incident so that there is broad awareness that the situation has been handled and our school is safe.
This is JagFest week, one in which we celebrate our school pride and all that students have accomplished over the course of the year. We look forward to a fun and collegial week.
If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me.
22 de mayo de 2017
Estimadas familias de Century:
Quería hacerles saber acerca de un incidente que se nos informó esta mañana.
Uno de nuestros estudiantes publicó un mensaje en las redes sociales en el cual mostró un arma y una advertencia a los estudiantes para que "...no vengan a la escuela hoy". Entrevistamos al estudiante inmediatamente. El estudiante dijo que la publicación tenía la intención de ser una broma y que el arma era un juguete. Nuestro oficial de recurso escolar visitó el hogar del estudiante y verificó que esto fuera así.
Por favor, sepan que tomamos todas y cada una de las amenazas en serio, y que colaboraremos con la policía para actuar de inmediato.
La información sobre este incidente fue compartida con los estudiantes a través de sus maestros del primer período para que haya un amplio conocimiento de que la situación fue atendida y que nuestra escuela está segura.
Esta es la semana JagFest, en la que celebramos nuestro orgullo escolar y todo lo que los estudiantes han logrado a lo largo del año. Esperamos una semana divertida y colegial.
Si tiene preguntas o inquietudes, no dude en comunicarse conmigo.
Maintaining a safe school environment is a priority of the Hillsboro School District. Many factors are critical to securing the safety and well-being of students during school hours and at school-sponsored activities. District staff collaborate with community partners to review and enhance district practices - and to provide training to staff and students in routine safety measures as well as emergency preparedness.
The Hillsboro School District is fortunate to have established strong partnerships with local social service agencies and law enforcement officials throughout the City and County. There are many proactive programs supported by these partnerships that are designed to protect the safety of students through educating, engaging and supporting them in making positive choices in their lives.
It is up to us all - parents, students, staff members, law enforcement - and the entire community to guide our students and provide education and resources to assist families to keep our schools and community a safe and respectful environment for all. We have provided several links to Safety information and Resources in our community. We encourage you to learn more about the information and tools available so we can work together in keeping kids safe.
Update emergency contact information with your child's school, including phone numbers to reach you or an authorized adult in the event of an emergency.
Familiarize yourself with school procedures and review them periodically. Read school newsletters, information from principal, phone messages, etc. to ensure you are aware of any changes, or information that pertains to school safety.
Reinforce the importance of safety with your child. Discuss safety plans for your family in the event of an emergency.
Communication is a key factor in maintaining a safe environment. Stay informed of District procedures for communicating to families and the public in the event of an emergency and/or inclement weather.
All citizens have a responsibility to protect those who cannot protect themselves. Members of the general public are encouraged to report suspected abuse or neglect. The Oregon Department of Human Services' website provides public information on recognizing signs and symptoms of child abuse and neglect - and reporting procedures for the general public.
DHS Child Abuse and Neglect - website
Child Abuse Reporting Hotline (Washington County)
If you know of someone who is in immediate danger, dial 911.
In the wake of the inexplicable violence at Clackamas Town Center and Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, we wanted to provide some additional resources for parents and students who may be struggling to cope with the tragedy. Below are links to some helpful resources.
If you feel your child needs additional support during this time, please contact your school counselor.
Executive Director of Facilities,
Safety and Operations