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Security Enhancement Program

February 15, 2024

Dear Hyattsville Middle School Community, 

By now, you know that Prince George’s County Public Schools is introducing increased security enhancement measures for designated middle schools during the 2023-2024 SY.  These new procedures will apply to all students and visitors to our campus.  As we at Hyattsville MS begin this process on March 5th, we want everyone to be mindful of the following:

    • Students and visitors will walk through our security enhancement equipment upon arrival to campus.  In the morning, all students and visitors will enter through our designated entrance area.  
    • After morning arrival, everyone will enter the main entrance area
    • Patience will be needed from everyone as we work to implement this new process. 


To help us make morning arrivals go more smoothly, we kindly request all students adhere to the following guidelines before arriving at school:

    • Backpacks should be fully centered on your back or chest with both straps on your shoulders.
    • Upon arrival, remove your Chromebook, metal water bottles, umbrellas, and three-ring binders from your book bag before entering the school.
    • You should not have anything in your hands when you walk into the building except your Chromebook, metal water bottle, or binders.
    • Kindly take your Chromebook out of its carrying case before walking through the security enhancement equipment. 
    • As you approach the security enhancement equipment, please hand your Chromebook, metal water bottle, umbrellas, and any three-ring binders to the designated staff standing next to the security enhancement equipment.  Your belongings will be immediately returned to you as you exit the security enhancement equipment.  Ensure that you only bring necessary items to school.  Metal objects may cause a delay in your entry into the school building.
    • Actively listen and follow the verbal instructions provided by our staff.
    • Students found in possession of weapons or other contraband will be subject to consequences as outlined in the Students’ Rights and Responsibilities Handbook. 


We thank you in advance for your cooperation, patience, and understanding as we implement these new safety measures at Hyattsville Middle School and across PGCPS.  The goal is to maximize safety for all students, staff, and visitors to our schools. This is just one tool we will implement as we work towards increasing school safety for all. 


Mrs. Chanita Stamper,