Dear KES Families,
On Thursday, February 1, you received a letter from Superintendent Andrew Selesnick regarding a new dedicated greeter for each of our schools beginning Monday, February 6. Please join me in welcoming Mr. Paul Sarli to our KES learning community. Mr. Sarli is a former Police Officer with security experience and great interest in working with students and families. In having been a part of the interviewing process, I feel confident that he has the qualities we value at KES and will add another level of security to what we know is already a safe school.
Mr. Sarli will be positioned in the vestibule at the Main Entrance. His uniform is a KLSD logo shirt; he will be unarmed. Upon your arrival at KES, Mr. Sarli will welcome you, check your ID, and print a badge with your name, date and destination. Depending on the nature of your visit, you may be directed to the Main Office or to the designated location.
If you are dropping off items for your child (i.e., birthday treats, instruments) they must be labeled and left on the table in the vestibule. Mr. Sarli will make sure the item gets to the correct student/location in a timely manner. If you are bringing medication for your child, you will be issued a visitor’s badge and directed to the Health Office.
For events and activities when we expect many guests at one time, we will be sending home, in advance of the event, an RSVP form so that we know whom to expect. This way, we can properly prepare for your visit and create a sign-in system that will allow guests to move through the process in an orderly and swift fashion.
Mr. Sarli will become a member of our school’s Safety Emergency Response Team (SERT) which meets twice each month to review KES’ safety plans and procedures. He will also be attending training with Altaris, the safety consultancy hired by KLSD. Each morning, Debbie and Maria will provide Mr. Sarli with information about the activities taking place throughout the building.
Teachers will bring their students to meet Mr. Sarli and make introductions so that he quickly becomes a familiar and friendly face to everyone.
This is new to everyone, so I thank you in advance for your cooperation, as there may be certain situations that need tweaking along the way. I welcome your suggestions!
Have a wonderful weekend, Cristy