1401 Cynthia Street
Franklin, LA 70538
Ty Burdett, Principal
Terry Duchane, Assistant Principal
During November, some St. Mary Parish students will be asked to take part in an important survey on substance abuse, school dropout issues, delinquency, and violence conducted by the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. A copy of the survey can be found under District Links(at the bottom of each homepage)
At-Risk Interventionists Ms. Gidget Everitt, as the district's contact person, has released information about the survey, including a parent's ability to authorize an opt-out form a student. This Parent Letter includes the opt-out form, which will be included in a handout sent home to students in grades 6, 8, 10, and 12. Opt-out requests must be submitted to the school by Friday, October 21, 2016.
Week 2 focuses on creating a culture of cybersecurity in the workplace by promoting best practices.
"All organizations – from large and small businesses to healthcare providers, academic institutions, government agencies and civil society – can experience data breaches or be targets of cybercrime, which can result in stolen intellectual property, theft of personal information or – if our critical infrastructure is attacked – a disruption to our way of life."
Cyber security is a shared responsibility. No individual, no business, and no government is solely responsibile for securing the Internet. Each of us plays a role. Acting to raise community awareness, educate young people, and training employees will help to make our "digital society safer and more resistant from attachks and more resilient if an attach occurs."
The StaySafeOnline.org website (sponsors of National Cyber Security Awareness Week) offers a Technology Checklist for Businesses that includes many of the best practices that are already in place in St. Mary Parish:
Students: "You are free to choose, but you are not free from the consequence of your choice." --Unknown
Staff: "Life is all about making choices. Always do your best to make the right ones, and always do your best to learn from the wrong ones." --Unknown