Dear 6th Grade Families
As many of you know, the Consentino School has participated in the G.R.E.A.T. Program with the Haverhill Police Department for nearly a decade. This partnership with our local law enforcement is an added benefit of our school housing the School Resource Officer (SRO) for elementary and middle schools in Haverhill.
Officer Iannalfo has specialized training as a School Resource Officer to deal specifically with juvenile and school-based concerns as well as adolescent development. In addition, Officer Iannalfo has received further training to implement this curriculum which is recognized by both the U.S. Department of Justice and U.S. Department of State.
Gang Resistance Education & Training or G.R.E.A.T. as it is more commonly known does not simply address gang related issues. The program also stresses problem solving skills, citizenship, and leadership—all of which are skills that we as a school and community hope to instill in each of our students.
Nevertheless, we understand each parent’s desire and right to be a decision maker in their child’s education, therefore, if you would like to excuse your child from participation in the G.R.E.A.T. program, please check the box on the attached form and return to the school no later than Wednesday, November 7, 2018. Without the letter, the school will assume the student’s participation until informed otherwise. You may also email me at email@example.com or Mr. Poor at firstname.lastname@example.org with your opt out request.
To keep families apprised of the program, we will be holding an informational night in Room 16 on Monday, November 5th at 5:30pm led by Officer Iannalfo and the administration. Additionally, we will hold a similar session on Wednesday, November 7th in our Library at 9:30am, coffee and donuts will be provided.
Web links for the G.R.E.A.T. program have been posted on our website and Facebook page for review.
As always, please feel free to reach out to us with any questions or concerns.
Thank you for your support in developing our students into safe community-minded citizens.
John Mele, Principal
G.R.E.A.T. Program Website: https://www.great-online.org/GREAT-Home