Parent Letter #9 - Sex offender

posted Sep 27, 2012, 5:21 AM by Felicia Ippolito

PARENT LETTER #9

 

September 10, 2012

 

Dear Parents/Guardians and Members of the P.S. 108 Community:

 

Our school has received a notification from the New York City Police Department that a “registered sex offender” has moved to a residence in zip code 11420.  The purpose of the notification is to inform entities with vulnerable populations of the presence of a person who poses a potential danger.  As principal of this school, I have relayed this information to appropriate school staff and by this letter seek to inform you.

 

Our school will keep information about this registered sex offender on file in the Main Office as well as the Office of the Parent Coordinator.  In addition, information about registered sex offenders is available on the NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services website, located at http://www.criminaljustice.state.ny.us or by calling 1-800-262-3257, or through the subdirectory of level three (high risk) registered sex offenders maintained at the NYPD, One Police Plaza, Room 110 C, New York, New York.  The website can also be accessed through the Department of Education’s website, www.nycenet.edu, through the Office of School Intervention and Development home page.

 

On the back of this page you will find a copy of the photograph of this registered sex offender.  Security procedures at the schools will be strictly enforced, including visitor control procedures.

 

The teachers at our school reinforce with students the importance of not responding to strangers and actions each child should take if approached by a stranger, including reporting it to responsible adults.  I would ask that each of you discuss these issues with all the children in your home.  It is not our intention to alarm the children, but to help them develop skills to better protect themselves from the potential danger of speaking to or going off with a stranger.

 

These procedures are part of our continuing effort to provide a safe environment for all children in this school.

 

Sincerely,

 

 

 

M. Biondollilo

Principal

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