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6/19/17

Dear Brown Middle School Families,

We wanted to let you know about an incident we were made aware of today in which a student made comments to classmates last Friday about committing an act of violence against the school this week.

As soon as we learned of this threat we contacted law enforcement and began investigating. Two of our School Resource Officers visited the home this afternoon and talked with both the student and their parent. The officers found no weapons in the home and no evidence to support that an act of violence is imminent.

We are very appreciative of the students who came forward to report this threat so we could take action immediately.

You may notice an increased adult presence from our School Resource officers and/or other District office personnel these last few days of school. Please do not be alarmed by this. We simply want to make sure students know we are all here to support their successful school experience.

The safety and security of our students, staff and visitors is our highest priority. We are pleased to report there is no current threat against our school, and look forward to a smooth conclusion to the year.

Thank you,

Roger Will
Principal


19 de junio de 2017

Estimadas familias de la Escuela Secundaria Brown:

Queríamos hacerles saber acerca de un incidente del que nos dimos cuenta el día de hoy en que un estudiante hizo comentarios a sus compañeros de clase el viernes pasado acerca de cometer un acto de violencia contra la escuela esta semana.

Tan pronto como supimos de esta amenaza nos pusimos en contacto con la policía y comenzamos a investigar. Dos de nuestros oficiales de recursos escolares visitaron el hogar esta tarde y hablaron con el estudiante y sus padres. Los oficiales no encontraron armas en el hogar y no hay pruebas de que un acto de violencia sea inminente.

Estamos muy agradecidos con los estudiantes que se presentaron para reportar esta amenaza para que pudiéramos tomar medidas inmediatamente.

Usted podría notar una mayor presencia de adultos tales como nuestros oficiales de recursos escolares y/ u otro personal de la oficina del Distrito estos últimos días de la escuela. Por favor, no se alarmen por esto. Simplemente queremos asegurarnos de que los estudiantes sepan que estamos todos aquí para apoyar su exitosa experiencia escolar.

La seguridad y la protección de nuestros estudiantes, personal y visitantes es nuestra máxima prioridad. Nos complace informar que no existe una amenaza actual contra nuestra escuela y esperamos una conclusión tranquila para el año.

Gracias,

Roger Will

Director


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Safety is a Priority

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.


Tips for Parents

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.

Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect

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)
503-681-6917 

If you know of someone who is in immediate danger, dial 911. 

School Employees are Mandatory Reporters
Oregon state law, mandates that workers in certain professions must make reports if they have reasonable cause to suspect abuse or neglect. These people are called mandatory reporters and they are a crucial link in the system to protect Oregon’s most vulnerable citizens.

All Hillsboro School District staff are by law, Mandatory Reporters, and are required to undergo an annual training course/review of child abuse symptoms,and official reporting procedures for "Mandatory Reporters.

Dealing with Tragedy

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. 

Health Alerts
Please visit our Immunizations and Health page for current health alerts and resource materials.
Contact

Casey Waletich
Executive Director of Facilities,
Safety and Operations
waleticc@hsd.k12.or.us
503-844-1500

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