Dear Boston Collegiate Charter School (BCCS) Families,
Welcome to a new school year at BCCS! 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/). This August, as we returned to school, all staff were trained as well.
For the past two years as we trained our staff on what to do in the case of an emergency– in which the emergency situation is a dangerous person in the building– we have used 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. BCCS staff feel more empowered than ever to be the best protectors possible for the children who attend BCCS. Over the course of the fall, we will be training students in an age-appropriate manner on ALICE. Please stay tuned for further information, and do not hesitate to reach out with any questions.
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 Sydney Street campus, we convene at Ryan Playground on the corner or Harborview Street and Dorchester Avenue
- For our 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. Please know that we take it seriously and personally, and do not hesitate to reach out with any questions and concerns.