Safety & Security

Melwood Elementary Administrators and Staff make it a priority to ensure that ALL scholars are safe while at Melwood. As parents and guardians, we want to be sure to support the school in their efforts to maintain an environment of #safetyfirst. Below are some reminders of policies and procedures in place to protect scholars:

Melwood Policies to Keep in Mind:

  • No scholars will be allowed to enter the building until 7:30 AM UNLESS they are a paid participant in the Before and After Care Program at Melwood.
  • ONLY school buses will be allowed in the school parking lot after 7:30 AM. Any car that attempts to enter into the lot will be turned away.
  • ALL adults that enter the school MUST HAVE A GOVERNMENT ISSUED ID. No ID, No entry. This is NON-NEGOTIABLE.
  • If you are interested in volunteering in your scholar's class or at the school, you must inform the school at least 5 school days in advance to be sure the visit will not interrupt the daily schedule of the school and scholars. ALL classroom volunteers must obtain a commercial background check WITH fingerprinting prior to volunteering in the school and/or prior to chaperoning field trips. More information on how to obtain a background check can be found here: