School Safety – Dogs on School Property

From time to time, it is helpful to review school policies to ensure that the safety of all students and staff at Essex Jr. & Sr. P.S. & Hawthorne II Bilingual Alternative Jr. P.S. is a top priority. 

Our staff will continue to demonstrate that priority by ensuring that proper procedures are in place to ensure that our school is safe.  There are so many factors to consider in maintaining a nurturing learning environment including the health and safety of students and staff. 

As such, we would like to take this opportunity to remind parents of our school policy that dogs are not permitted on school property and emphasize our ongoing expectation that parents shall not bring their dogs on school property when dropping off or picking up their children or while school is in session.

Our schoolyard provides a safe clean area for students to learn and play.  Parents are asked to comply with all signs posted when on or around school property during and after school hours. 

We are asking for everyone’s co-operation in following this policy so that working together we can help keep our students, staff and parents safe while at school.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact the school.