Parent Letter Sent Home Feb. 15, 2017
This letter was sent home to all students on February 15, 2017. PDF copies in both English and Spanish may be downloaded from the links below.
February 15, 2017
In the interest of clear communication, I wanted to send a letter home to families on behalf of FBUSD.
On Friday, February 10, district office personnel arrived at work to discover that several laptops, monitors, and keys had been stolen from the district office. This burglary has prompted many conversations and has caused some anxiety among families. First, let me assure you that all the information on the computers are password protected and that vital student records are not maintained on any of these computers. Our student records are maintained on AERIES which is a cloud-based system designed to protect student data. Second, we have contacted the police department and they are doing their absolute best to help us recover these items. Finally, all the locks to the stolen keys have been rekeyed to ensure safety of records and information. At this time, we believe no breach of student or staff information has been compromised. If you know any information regarding this theft, please contact the Fort Bragg Police Department at 961-2800.
On a different note, I have been contacted by several people in our community who have concerns with the current state of affairs in our country. I want to reassure all our families that FBUSD continues to make student safety a top priority. We honor and serve all students in FBUSD. In fact, our California Education Code requires that we provide all students a free and appropriate public education regardless of ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or immigration status. We are committed to serving our students in a safe and supportive learning environment as promised in our state laws. Your child’s education is of the utmost importance to us.
In times of uncertainty our community has always bonded together to take care of our children. We at FBUSD will continue to work as a team to ensure that our schools provide a safe and secure environment for all our students. We will work with our community resources to provide our families the support necessary to endure challenging times. Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me, your school principal, or community liaisons at Safe Passage. We are all here to support our families and work together to maintain an environment based on integrity and respect.
We live in a country founded on the principles that we are all created equal and that we all have the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Our founding fathers memorialized this belief in our Declaration of Independence and we will hold firm to these beliefs as we continue to support all our students and their families. Thank you for supporting our community, our children, and our schools.