I wanted to begin this communication with the most sincere and warmest expression of gratitude to the Mohawk School Community. Your support throughout any and all events is noticed and valued by the staff, School Board, and most importantly, the students. All schools are facing issues that have changed dramatically in a relatively short period of years, and the experiences and volume of information that students are faced with today is exponentially greater than in many parent experiences. With that new paradigm also comes new challenges to school systems. I want to assure the school community that we are meeting those challenges with a sense of resolve and continuous improvement. The following information has been compiled to give the school community a more concrete understanding of the safety improvements that we have been working on over the past two years, as well as works in progress. We have undergone staff and administrative training, both theoretical and physical, to deal with crisis situations that may happen in a school. We work with a sense of urgency daily to maintain and improve security policy and protocols. You will find that we have made several improvements and are branching into areas that will greatly improve our system’s overall safety. We consistently interact with stakeholders to gain perspective as well as information from them to inform improvement. I would submit that we are proud of our safety accomplishments, but operate with great humility to know that there is always room for improvement with school safety. We will continue to strive to be a place of learning and safety for the students of the district.
Dear Parent/Guardian/Community Member,
Gretchen Murphy, Carla Krisuk, & Nikki McCombie
L.C. Autism Warriors Chairs
As part of Mohawk Jr. High’s Positive Academic and Behavior Support Program, the 7th and 8th grade teachers are promoting promptness to class and preparedness for class so students are reaching their full potential. If your child is struggling with either or both of these behaviors, we will mentor him/her during lunch. Please partner with us by encouraging your child to be on time and prepared for class.