Dear Mercy Parents,
Please be advised that all staff and students received Mercy lanyards to wear with their respective Mercy High School issued ID card while in the building, before, during and after the school day. Safety and security of the staff and students are the reasons for the IDs to be worn visibly using lanyards, as has been the reason for most of the new initiatives implemented at Mercy.
Although we do our best to sign-in visitors at the Reception Area, due to the openness of the building, non-Mercy staff and students are not always identified by the Reception Area. Visible, current year, IDs will easily distinguish those who should be in the building versus those who are visitors or should not be in the building at all.
Administration is looking at this as a 'best practice for safety' and all students and staff, including Physical Plant who are not in the building everyday, will have and wear IDs.
Eleasha Mercer Tarplin '94, Dean of Students