Dear Parents and Guardians,

As you know, safety at Midway is always a top priority, and we have many practices in place to keep our students and staff safe each day. We are now adding another layer of security for our school. As part of our procedures, we will be implementing a new access control system on Monday, September 16, 2019.

After 7:40 a.m. all doors will be locked and visitors will be required to “buzz in” to gain access to the building through a closed circuit monitoring system. Visitors will only gain access through the second left door of the main entrance.

Directions for how to use this system are listed below:

1. To the left of the door is an intercom/camera.

2. Press the button on the intercom.

3. Place yourself in front of the camera on the panel.

4. Someone will see you and will respond verbally.

5. They can then release the door for you to enter the building.

6. You will then report to the kiosk window for further assistance.

We want to make sure that everyone enters the building quickly upon arrival. You can help us by identifying yourself and providing your child’s name. Once you have been given access, you will enter the kiosk lobby. At this time you will be asked to provide your driver’s license if you are dismissing a child or visiting a classroom.

We ask for your patience and understanding as we all get acquainted with this new system. We also remind you that all children arriving after the 7:40 a.m. tardy bell need to be escorted inside as you will need to go through the above process to enter your child into the building. Please remember that we have your child’s best interest at heart.

As always, please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.


Janet M. Fickling