Capron Elementary School announces new safety procedures - – Rockford’s News Leader

Capron Elementary School announces new safety procedures


Beginning on January 7, new safety procedures will be in place at Capron Elementary School.

The new policies are a result of the December 20 shooting that claimed the lives of 20 children and 6 adults at a Newtown, Connecticut elementary school.

The following changes will be in place:

  • Outside doors will be locked, even prior to the start of the school day
  • Parents and guardians must say goodbye to children outside the building because non-staff members will not be allowed inside the school to walk students to their locker and/or class
  • Any visitors who are permitted into the school after the start of the school day will not be allowed past the second set of double doors. All visitors must then check in at the office window
  • Visitors who are allowed entry into the school will be given a new badge to identify themselves
  • Parents/guardians will no longer be allowed to stay inside the school while waiting to pick up children

The preschool also has new changes, including:

  • Teachers will meet students outside (at 7:55 a.m. for the a.m. class and 11:25 a.m. for the p.m. class) by the main entrance
  • Parents/guardians cannot go inside with their children
  • Teachers will bring the students outside (at 10:45 a.m. for the a.m. class and 2:15 p.m. for the p.m. class)
  • Parents/guardians will not be able to wait inside for their children


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