January 31, 2023
Dear Montgomery Families,
It was brought to our attention that there were two vehicle break-ins on Montgomery’s campus on Saturday, January 14th, during which time the gym was occupied by one of our community renters. Due to the digital video cameras that are installed on the exterior of our buildings, we were able to provide the West Pikeland Police department with footage and details that led to the identification of an out-of-state group that moves to new sites to prey on unsuspecting car owners. On the same day, similar thefts were reported in other parking lots across the area. Fortunately, no one was injured during the incident.
As a reminder, we have security and safety measures in place to ensure we are doing all we can to protect our community.
Controlled Access: All buildings and classrooms are locked during school hours and can only be accessed with electronic swipe cards.
- Visitor Policy and Registry: All visitors must check in at the Farmhouse. We enforce this policy by ensuring that each visitor on campus is registered and has a visitor badge.
24 hours Surveillance System: Digital cameras are installed throughout campus to monitor activities at all times.
- Emergency Training: Our staff regularly engages in assessment, planning, protocol development, training, and evaluation for emergency situations.
Health & Safety Committee: School Administrators evaluate the school’s safety and emergency procedures throughout the year and implement changes as needed.
Safe2Say Something: This youth violence prevention program run by the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General teaches youth and adults how to recognize warning signs and signals from individuals who may be a threat to themselves or others and to “say something” before it is too late. This program allows students and adults to submit anonymous tips about concerns they have that someone they know might be at risk of hurting themselves or others.
At Montgomery, your children come first and we thank you for entrusting them in our care and for your continued partnership.
With warm regards,
Head of School