Eagle Briefs
Glen Ellyn School District 41
January 25, 2013

Dear Forest Glen Families,


I want to let you know that the district has been able to speed up the installation of the buzzer/camera security systems at the schools and the front-door piece of our system should be up and running by Monday. Other components will be added in the near future.


Here are the changes you will see Monday:


* Visitors will be admitted to Forest Glen only during regular business hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. No visitors will be admitted outside these times.

* In order to be admitted, visitors will use the new videophone system that will be installed adjacent to the front door on the west side wall.

* Office staff will be able to see them and determine their identity and purpose of their visit before buzzing them into the vestibule.

* Once inside the vestibule, visitors will be buzzed into the office where they will sign in and receive a visitor's badge.

* If your child is attending an activity that goes past 4 p.m., the activity leader will bring your child to you outside. If you need to pick up your child early, you will need to make arrangements with the activity leader.


We are doing our best to make sure that parents are

not surprised by these new procedures when they arrive at school.  In addition to this Eagle Briefs, I will be sending an automated voice message to our parent community and I've asked the PTA for its help in communicating these changes. We'll also have informational signage by the front door.


We are very happy that we will now have the ability to better monitor and control access to our building. Thank you for your patience as we transition to this new system, and for all you do every day to help keep our school community safe.


As always, if ever you have a security or safety concern, please let me know.


Mary Hornacek

Forest Glen Elementary School

Glen Ellyn, IL