As the chair of the board, I am very excited to look to the year ahead. With increasing enrollment and new curriculum, we are focusing on the strong educational growth of our children. Safety is also an important focus and new security measures have been installed during our holiday break. A combined chapel service for the entire TLS family was held during our first week of 2019 to address the spiritual beginning of a new year. Parents are always welcome to join us for chapel.
We are in the planning stages for our 60th anniversary celebration in February 2020 so please mark your calendar and plan to join us. So much has changed in 60 years, and we will be celebrating Trinity Lutheran School all year with a variety of events.
Stay tuned as 2019 rolls forward and join us to make this the best year yet!
TLS Board of Directors
In an uncertain world, TLS wants to be certain about the safety of students and their families. Over the Christmas break, the first phase of several safety/security upgrades planned for 2019 was completed. These improvements included multiple reinforced doors and a new door/barrier off the school foyer. This setup allows staff to cordon off the classroom section of the school during an emergency or lockdown event.
In early January, several additional exterior lights were added to the end of the building and parking lot area. These super bright lights make navigating the sidewalk and parking lot much easier and add to the safety of those entering and exiting the building.
Phase II of our security upgrades, to begin in late February or early March, will include more electronic card access sites that will allow individual doors to be opened from a central location. Any lost or misplaced cards can be immediately remotely deactivated. These new card access sites paired with the reinforced doors ensure each child’s physical security within the school in the event of a lockdown situation.
Thanks to both the generosity of Trinity families and supporters and the matching funds from Towne Bank from the annual Lion’s Share Breakfast in November, the school can initiate this next round of the security work much earlier than expected.