Fox Hill School had a practice lockdown today and all the students and teachers did a great job. Thank you to the Burlington Police Department for your help and response.
Dear Fox Hill Parents,
During February vacation, a new entrance system was installed at Fox Hill School so doors remain locked throughout the entire day. This includes before school and after school hours. Keeping doors locked at all times is a welcomed and positive change as it increases the safety at Fox Hill School. However, this positive and timely change requires the need to develop a procedure that gives parents access into the building while doors remain locked after school. During the school day, parents will continue to ring the bell, the secretary unlocks the door and the door clicks open, it will no longer swing open. For after school events, such as Homework Clinic, Game Day and for community events such as Boy Scout and Girl Scout meetings, a staff member or a troop leader will meet parents at the main lobby door at their designated end time to let parents into the building.
Therefore, effective Tuesday, February 27, 2018 parents who are picking students up from after school events will wait outside Fox Hill School until 4:00 pm. At 4:00 pm, a staff member from the after school activity will open the door to let parents into the main lobby to pick up their child.
Boy Scout and Girl Scout leaders will also meet parents at the door to let parents in when their meeting is over. Please check in with your troop leader to confirm ending times.
Please know this procedure does not include pick up from the after school care program, parents will use the same procedures that after school care has developed for picking up children.
Thank you to Dr. Conti, Mr. Cunha and Mr. Zarba for making the necessary changes to our front door system. It has made a major difference.
Ellen K. Johnson
Fox Hill had a practice Lockdown today. Everyone did great! We are proud of our kids, teachers, and our police department! For more information about the Standard Response Protocol, please find additional information here.