Safety in Our Schools

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May 25, 2022

Dear Families,

Today we find ourselves in the heartbreaking position of having to process, once again, the senseless and devastating murder of students and teachers. We have endured so much these last few years and our school communities have shown incredible resilience in the face of unprecedented challenges. What they should not have to worry about is the threat of gun violence in their own classrooms. No parent should have to worry about the safety of their child when they drop them off for school every morning. No teacher or principal should feel fear when the door of a classroom or school building opens throughout the day. No child should have to a light candle for lost friends and classmates.
In these times, it is important that we all pull together and do what our city does best: support one another. School staff members are willing and able to provide support and assistance. Remind your child that their school is a safe place and encourage them to discuss their feelings. Please do not hesitate to share your child’s concerns with school staff members so we can provide appropriate supports.

I want to reassure all members of our school community that we are focused on safety every day. The NYC Department of Education will continue to work closely with the New York Police Department and partner city agencies to provide support and information during major incidents that impact our school communities. All New York City public schools follow strict safety protocols designed to keep your children safe at all times, especially in the event of an emergency. You can find information about the protocols we follow to keep children safe on our website at

Please make sure your school has current emergency contact information for your family. In addition, you can register for Notify NYC ( and create an NYC Schools Account ( to ensure you receive up-to-date information on emergency events.

The health and safety of our students continues to be our highest priority and we are here to help you during this challenging time.

Soaring high,

David C. Banks

GANG VIOLENCE Prevention & Awareness Workshop

South Shore Educational Campus Parent Coordinators with Assemblywoman Jaime Williams Present a Family Workshop featuring
MAN UP!, Inc. “Building Healthier & Safer Communities One Neighborhood at a Time” East Flatbush Village, Inc. Youth and Community Development
David Banks, Chancellor

Prevention & Awareness Workshop
Thursday, March 3, 2022 5:00 pm

Our Communities are vulnerable to violence! Let’s learn how to keep our families and children educated and safer by talking about real issues with real people working to solve problems that lead to and create gang violence.
South Shore Educational Campus
6565 Flatlands Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11236 1st Floor Cafeteria
Nearby Buses: B6, B82, B47, B103
Light Dinner & Desserts provided for In-Person Workshop Guests

This event will be an in-person workshop in our spacious cafeteria. We will follow NYC protocol for attendees to wear masks. Extra masks and hand sanitizer will be available at registration.
Workshop Hosts for Contact/RSVP
Regina Barber, ACE, PC:
Brian Holness, BTA PC:
Robin Simmons, Brooklyn X PC:
Shawn Mark, Victory Collegiate PC: Shirley Desrouilleres, BBA PC:
Precious Buxton, Uncommon Charter School:
Assemblywoman Jaime Williams Office:

If you cannot be with us: Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 858 7787 2570 Passcode: hVQtG5

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Contact us

Academy for Conservation and the Environment-18K637
South Shore Educational Complex
6565 Flatlands Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11236
T: 718-968-4101
F: 718-968-4296

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