Dear Central A&M Family,
I believe it is safe to say that we are all devastated to hear of the tragic high school shooting in Florida. I know that all of our hearts and prayers go out to the Parkland, Florida community as they work to regain a sense of normalcy. I want to reassure you that the safety and security of students and staff have been and will remain Central A&M's top priority.
The painful reality is that no school district or public place can ever be completely immune from such senseless violence. While we cannot share all the details of our school safety plans, we believe it is important to share some of the more general and global safety measures that are in place. We are grateful for our community’s support that has allowed us to put these measures in place.
Daily Process and Procedures:
We are currently working with a company and seeking building vestibule changes (Summer 2018) that will create safer entryways for the schools.
We know that because of the world we live in today, the scenario that happened in Parkland last night and the one that happened in Mattoon last fall could happen in any school, any movie theater, any mall or store, in any town. We do not want ANY of our children or adults to be afraid to come to school or to be afraid to go anywhere for that matter. Safety is everybody's responsibility. All of us in the Central A&M Community play a vital role in staying vigilant, aware, and reporting any concerns to building principals, the district office, and the police. We ask that all staff and parents remain engaged with our school safety and security measures. We know that you share in our concern and our focus on safety and security.
Dr. DeAnn Heck
Hello Raider Nation! Welcome back to the second semester of the 2018 school year.
As we saw this week, in the midst of winter there is the potential that school may be canceled. The decision to cancel school is never an easy one and one that is not taken lightly. Student safety is our top priority and is always the basis for our decisions. If we feel that we can safely transport the students to school we will be in session. Sometimes school is canceled due to the temperature and more importantly wind chill. We have some students that walk to school and many students who wait outside at a bus stop and due to frigid wind chill there are times when even standing outside for 3-5 minutes can be extremely dangerous.
In the event that school needs to be canceled, we will try to let you know as soon as we can. You can stay informed of school cancellations through local TV and radio stations as well as watching for phone and/or email notifications, and we are always prompt about posting it on the Raider Facebook and Twitter pages.