Letter from Dr. Burak Regarding School Safety
Dear Lynbrook School Community,
Since we learned of the news of the senseless tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, we cannot comprehend of the loss the grieving families and friends are feeling at this moment. We send our sincere condolences to the families of those who lost loved ones and to the victims who have suffered and will continue to suffer through the aftermath. As a school community, very similar to Parkland, we join in their sorrow and stand with them in this time of need.
Yesterday, Lynbrook High School conducted its annual Human Relations’ Day. It was a perfect day for the students to be close to one another, learn life lessons and share their emotions and feelings with those who care in a safe environment. Our support staff was available for them throughout the day and continues to be available should any child need additional support. Human Relations’ Day is always a special day and the timeliness of the activity allowed us to come together as a school community in a time of need.
Please be assured, the safety and well-being of our students in the Lynbrook Public Schools is of paramount importance. We often practice drills, using varying scenarios, to prepare students and faculty for what we hope will never happen in Lynbrook. We should all be proud to know that our students and staff understand the procedures. We have strict protocols for anyone outside the school who wishes to enter our buildings. We work closely with our local law enforcement agencies to ensure we are better able to anticipate emergency situations. It is imperative for the students and you, family members and community members, to take an active part in keeping our students safe. Please report to the school or local enforcement if you suspect or see something that might cause us to pay special attention to and address as appropriate.
It is important to understand that security and safety planning is an on-going process and is the responsibility of everyone in our community. We are one Lynbrook Schools Family. Let’s be there to support each other and work together to put the safety of our children first.
Thank you for being a part of this caring Lynbrook Family. Enjoy the next week off with your family. I look forward to seeing everyone when we return to school. Remember, every moment together is precious.
Dr. Melissa Burak