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CMP Network Response to High School Shooting

 

Dear CMP Families,

Our entire community is deeply saddened about the terrible event that occurred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on February 14.  We extend our thoughts and prayers to the victims’ families, the Parkland community, and to an entire nation that has been devastated by this inconceivable loss. 

To our families, we assure you that your children’s safety is our number one priority.  Whether we encounter a threatening situation that is naturally-occurring or human-initiated, we are committed to providing an emotionally and physically safe campus for every child. 

In the wake of the tragic events in Parkland, many of our community members, including students and staff, have engaged in dialogue, allowing for the sharing of emotions and exchange of thoughts. As a Montessori school, we respect the uniqueness of each individual, as we cultivate independent thinkers with the freedom to express their ideas; these are the values at the cornerstone of our philosophical foundation.

As we continue to practice peace and peaceful interactions on a daily basis, we believe that our community will be a collective agent for change, on a global scale.

CMP regularly holds emergency drills, and, on an annual basis, reviews safety practices and protocols (reference the link to our School Safety Page at http://www.cacmp.org/Content2/safety).

Lastly, communication within our communities is vital.  We are dependent upon the vigilance of our students, parents, and community members to alert us to information to help keep our students and staff safe.  We encourage our families and staff, “if you see something, or know something, say something”.  Please continue the conversation with your children at home, as appropriate.

If there are any questions, please contact your campus administrators.

 

Sincerely,

Mickey Slamkowski, CMP Director of Program and James Hartley, CMP Director of Student Support & Safety Coordinator

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