MCE Mustang Families,
We take safety and security very seriously at Maize Central Elementary. All exterior doors are kept locked throughout the day, and visitors must enter through a secure entry in the office, check in and wear a visitor sticker.
Regular Safety Drills
Fire drills are held four times a year, and each year one drill is monitored by the Sedgwick County Fire Department. Maps with a primary exit are posted in every room. Once a teacher has evacuated his or her students to the safe location, he or she confirms that all students are present. Numbers have been posted on each of our exterior door locations to enable first responders to arrive at the correct entry point for an emergency.
Tornado drills will be held twice this year. During these drills, classes practice safety procedures in designated areas within their classrooms. Teachers have a safety backpack with supplies for students in the event of an extended tornado warning.
Lockdown drills will be practiced three times this year. Safe Defend boxes containing safety supplies are installed in classrooms. Items contained in these boxes include first aid kits, flashlights and a baton. Teachers will address these items and discuss safety measures that may be utilized as a part of our Run, Hide, Fight district-wide safety protocol. Students will not leave the classroom for this drill.
This is also the time of the year when we see an increase in illnesses across the school. I would like to remind you that if your child is sick, please call the school office at 316-722-0427 to report the absence .
With Valentine's Day approaching we would like to remind everyone that we CANNOT accept deliveries of flowers, balloons, candy, cookies, etc., per USD 266 District Policy (page 22). We appreciate your cooperation!
The Valentine's Day parties will be held on Friday, February 11th. Party times will vary per class, and visitors will not be permitted to join. If you have questions, please reach out to your child's teacher.
Thank you for all of your support to help make MCE a great place for everyone!