Seaford school officials have reached out to parents this weekend assuring them of safety measures the district is taking in the aftermath of Friday's tragic elementary school shooting in Newton, Conn. that left 27 people dead.
Seaford Superintendent of Schools Brian Conboy and the board of education addressed a letter to district families following the shooting spree, which took the life of 20 first graders at Sandy Hook Elementary School. A portion of the letter posted on the district's website this weekend reads:
"The tragedy in Newtown Connecticut will force a re-examination of all safety procedures in place in schools throughout the country and locally," the letter stated. "In Seaford, the district safety team will be tasked with making recommendations about how best to keep our buildings secure and our students and staff safe going forward."
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The letter also stated that access to visitors in the district's four buildings will be limited and parents should be prepared to show picture identification and state their reasons for visiting. Visitors will only be allowed to enter Seaford Middle School, Seaford Harbor School and Seaford Manor School in the front door and at the east door by the gymnasium at Seaford High School.
District officials said counselors in the schools will be prepared Monday to address issues students may have from "the sad and sobering images of this tragedy." The district recommends communicating any specific concerns their children may have about the Connecticut shootings to their teacher(s).
"We thank you for your continued cooperation as we work together to insure the physical and emotional well being of all of our students and families," the letter concludes.