Be prepared for school closings

A variety of circumstances may require district officials to close school, delay opening or call for an early dismissal. Families should prepare for those possibilities by developing a plan and going over it with their children in advance to ensure they have a safe place to be if school closes.

Schools closings will be communicated through: automated phone and text messages sent from Infinite Campus, district website, Facebook and Infinite Campus portal postings. To ensure urgent messages reach your family, please check notification choices in Infinite Campus and verify that phone numbers are correct.

The automated system:

  • typically calls between 5:15 a.m. – 6:15 a.m. if school is cancelled or delayed;
  • will call up to five different numbers provided, including home, work and cell phone numbers;
  • will leave a message if an answering machine picks up;
  • is not able to dial extensions, advance through an automated attendant message system or call toll-free numbers; and
  • does not contact people designated as emergency contacts such as grandparents or neighbors.

Visitor management system in place

Templeton Middle School is pleased to announce that it will be using the Raptor Visitor Management System beginning Oct. 22. Part of keeping students and faculty safe is knowing who is in our buildings at all times and the Raptor system will permit us to do that. The Raptor system will better allow us to screen visitors, volunteers, and contractors in our schools and provide us with a safer environment for our students and staff.

Upon entering Templeton during the school day, parents and visitors will be asked to present a photo ID such as a driver’s license, which can either be scanned or manually entered into the system. Once entry is approved, Raptor will issue a badge that identifies the visitor, the date and the purpose of his or her visit. A visitor’s badge will not be necessary for those who visit school simply to drop off an item at the front desk in the main office.

As always the safety of our students is our highest priority and the Raptor visitor management system will better ensure a safe and secure environment at school. Thank you in advance for your understanding and your support in enhancing the school safety protocols in our district.

Templeton drop-off and pick-up reminders

Templeton Middle School’s traffic pattern was created for a safer drop-off and pick-up process for students and prevent them from having to walk through traffic to get to school.

  • Both the east and west entrances may be used to enter and exit school grounds.
  • There will be two areas where students will be dropped off directly on a sidewalk. Those using the east entrance will drop off at the front office sidewalk and those using the west entrance will drop off at the main gym entrance.
  • The waiting area near the front office will open at 6:50 a.m. to allow students to be dropped off earlier to accommodate parent schedules.  NO student or parent will be allowed in the building before 7 a.m.
  • Parents are urged to have incoming 6th graders enter through the gym doors to meet their House teachers in the main gym.
  • Those using the east drive are asked to exit east and those using the west drive should exit west.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we devise the safest and most efficient procedures for you and your children.

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