There was one person with the emergency team whose sole purpose seemed to be to make sure everyone was accounted for. This was done through the buddy system and making sure that everyone was accounted for anytime anyone went into the building or came out. If someone did not follow the protocol, this designee went to that person and reminded them of the safety precautions put into place.
As a team, they not only made sure that the school was okay, but that everyone there was okay as well. The mission was a success! In essence, there was a partnership that recognized the success of their team (or community) was dependent on the success of the individual. I am very grateful for all the help each individual was that night and for the teamwork that was demonstrated.
I really struggled with what to write in the new year. I didn’t want to write about resolutions; those are rarely successful and not always realistic. This evening gave me the exact message I wanted to convey: as we begin 2012 and continue in the current school year, my desire is to see a partnership between the school and the community. My desire is for this partnership to be committed to the success of each individual student so that we may see a successful school. With a successful school, the potential for greatness within the community is endless! I wonder, will you help us become a community of one?
On behalf of Clallam Bay School, I would like to thank our volunteer fire fighters and emergency crew that responded to the alarms during Winter Break. These people are Chief Trish English, Norm Dauth, Jeff Fulks, Heather Quinones, James Brock, Scott Moore, Jackie Ahrens, and our own Taylor Dobson and Diane Leiza. We appreciate your willingness to serve our community.