Dear Boston Collegiate Charter School (BCCS) Families,
I wanted to provide a brief update regarding how we think about safety for our school community.
In spring 2018, several members of the BCCS team were trained in a comprehensive safety response protocol called ALICE (https://www.alicetraining.com/about-us/). Each August, we require our entire staff to participate in ALICE training prior to the start of the school year.
Previously, staff training on what to do in the event of a dangerous person being in the building incorporated a protocol called “Run, Hide, Fight” per direction from the Boston Police Department. ALICE takes this protocol one step further, providing clarity and direction about exactly what to do in the event of an emergency. BCCS staff feel more empowered than ever to be the best protectors possible for the children who attend BCCS.
Rally Points for Student Pick-up
In case of an emergency in which we need to take BCCS students away from the building, please make note of our rally points at which you can meet us to pick up your children
- For our Lower School (Sydney Street) campus, we convene at Ryan Playground on the corner or Harborview Street and Dorchester Avenue
- For our Upper School (Mayhew Street) campus, we convene in the parking lot of St. Teresa’s Church on Roseclair Street
While our day-to-day work is teaching and learning in preparation for college, please know that your children’s safety is our highest priority. We take this matter seriously and personally. If you have any questions or suggestions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me at any time.