Dear Decatur Families,
This Friday, September 20, there is a home varsity football game beginning at 7:30 p.m. Because the safety and security of our students, guests and fans are our top priority, the following will be in place for this Friday’s football game at Decatur High School:
· To assure the safety of all guests, Decatur High School is requesting that all individuals refrain from carrying bags or purses into athletic events. At times, we realize this may be out of one’s control. Please know that all individuals, bags and purses may be subject to inspection prior to entry into events. Persons not complying with this request shall be denied entry. Due to the time it takes to search, and the impact it will have on lines, we ask that individuals not carry bags or purses into athletic events.
· Increased lighting is in the process of being added at the front and back of the campus. If Georgia Power is not able to install it by Sept. 20th, the Decatur Police Department will have its Airlight Truck in place in the upper lot and its Command Trailer in the gravel area between the upper and lower lot. Please understand that in the event of an emergency in the city, these vehicles may be required elsewhere.
· The Decatur Police Department has increased its staff for the event, and the school system has hired additional security personnel from the DeKalb Marshals’ office.
· Band students will follow a specific dismissal procedure, which will be shared with band parents.
At our safety meeting on Sept. 5, other ideas were suggested by attendees.The school system is continuing to investigate other options. I commit to letting you know what changes to expect when attending our campus and events.
Thank you for your ongoing support,
Lauri McKain, Principal
Decatur High School