"TOGETHER EVERYONE ACHIEVES MORE"
SANDHURST PUBLIC SCHOOL
7831 Hwy. #33, R.R. #1 Bath, Ontario K0H 1G0
613-373-9366 / 613-352-7427 (Fax: 613-352-7427)
Marina Pinder, Principal Bill Dowling, Vice-Principal
Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011
Dear Parents and Guardians:
Beginning on Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011, we will be initiating some changes in our safety protocols
at the school. These changes are being implemented due to a familial abduction concern in our school
community. This concern is based on police/CAS information and is not related to anyone else but the
children in question.
The changes in our procedures are as follows:
- all outside doors will be locked during the school day
- all visitors to the school will enter through the front door
- all visitors will need to ring the door bell when they arrive and a staff member will come to assist you.
- a live feed camera will be installed to monitor the main entrance area
These safety measures are in place at other schools in Limestone District School Board that have faced
similar circumstances. The safety of all of our students is of paramount importance and at this time, these
measures are necessary to protect one of our families. If, and when, circumstances change we will revisit
these measures and communicate further information with you.
We recognize that this is a significant change but want to thank you for your continuing cooperation and
support. We continue to place high value on the important role of parent and community involvement, and
we do not expect these necessary changes to our safety protocols to change that in any way.
Your Administrative Team:
Marina Pinder, Principal and Bill Dowling, Vice Principal