School Safety Tip Line Campaign Kick Off Event

MASC has been invited, along with the Maryland Youth Advisory Committee (MYAC), to attend the School Safety Tip Line Campaign Kick Off Event.

Event Date: Wednesday, October 3, 2018.  Time 12:30–4:00 p.m.  (lunch/refreshments provided for students at 12:30 p.m.)

This event is sponsored by the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) at their headquarters in Reisterstown. (5401 Rue Saint Lo Drive, Reisterstown, MD 21136 {1-877-636-2872})  The mission of MEMA is “To ensure that Maryland families, communities, and key stakeholders are provided the tools they need to prepare for, mitigate against, respond to, and recover from the consequences of emergency and disaster events.

Governor Larry Hogan will start off the event by addressing the press and those present.  A high school principal, a selected student, Maryland State Department of Education Dr. Karen Salmon, MEMA’s Executive Director, and other staff at the Governor’s discretion, will also speak.

After a question and answer period, students will be invited to tour the facility while a small selected group of students meets directly with the Governor for a roundtable discussion.

MEMA has requested that MASC has 75 students in attendance….so basically, we are the major stakeholders in the audience!  If we exceed the requested 75 and are asked to limit how many students attend,  MASC reserves the right to select representation from around the state and respectfully deny some students from a region that may already have many students attending.

PLEASE check your calendars and get the permission/emergency form signed.  As this is during the school day, a principal’s (other administrator’s)  signature is required in addition to the parental permission.  A letter of excused absence (field trip) will be sent immediately after the event.

• Permission/Emergency Form (PDF File  OR Word Version)  BRING THE SIGNED FORM TO THE EVENT.  Mrs. Crawford will collect it.

Also, complete this SHORT google form to RSVP your intent to attend. (link to event registration)
Note:  Advisors/Principals bringing a group only need to email to report the school and number/name of students.

Below is the TENTATIVE Agenda for this event (speakers may change)

Number of Attendees Expected: 100, includes media.
Greeted by: MEMA Deputy Executive Director Kate Hession
Introduced by: MEMA Deputy Executive Director Kate Hession

  • 12:30pm: Student registration and lunch
  • 1:00pm: Huddle before the conference with Governor Hogan, Great Mills High School Principal Jake Heibel, MD State School Superintendent Karen B. Salmon, Selected Student Speaker (TBD), MEMA Deputy Executive Director Hession, and select staff (at Governor’s Office discretion)

  • 1:02pm: Governor Hogan delivers remarks regarding the School Safety Tip Line (SSTL)

  • 1:10pm: MD State School Superintendent Karen B. Salmon (not confirmed)

  • 1:15pm: High School Principal (not confirmed)

  • 1:20pm: Selected Student Speaker (not confirmed) delivers remarks from the student point of view

  • 1:25pm: MEMA Deputy Executive Director Hession delivers remarks about MEMAs expanding role in emergency management

  • 1:30pm: Question and answers with media

Length of Remarks: 8 -10 minutes        

Q&A?:  Yes

STUDENT & GOVERNOR ROUNDTABLE (limited number of specifically invited students)

  • 1:35pm

  • 1:35pm Tours of the Maryland Emergency Management Agency