Letter to Garfield Families

October 3, 2018

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Working in partnership with parents to provide open communication and ensure the safety of all students, I wanted to inform you of an event that occurred at approximately 12:30pm. Garfield Elementary School was placed on a soft lockdown due to police activity on a nearby street. In a soft lockdown, students are kept in their classrooms/activity areas and no one is allowed to enter or leave the building.  The police activity was not related to Garfield school or any of our students, nor were any students in any danger. We awaited guidance from the Maywood Police Department to release the soft lockdown.

As always, I welcome your comments and questions.   Please do not hesitate to contact me if you should have any concerns.



Ms. Marsha Alexander