Back to School Safety

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 Tips to Ensure Your Child Stays Safe!

Back to school season usually means lots of preparations are in store. In the midst of school shopping, lunch packing and course planning have you taken the time to also consider your child’s safety

Helpful Safety Tips:

  • Walk the route to school with students before the start of the school year to assess hazards and select a course with the least number of traffic crossings. They should teach and model the safety behaviors that all children should follow, even if they don’t walk to school every day.
  • Teach your child never to talk to strangers or accept rides or gifts from strangers. Remember, a stranger is anyone you or your child don’t know well or don’t even trust.
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12 Steps to Better Your School’s Front Entrance Security

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There is much to learn about this recent trend of school shootings.  We can implement ways to boost security to help prevent, or at least reduce an attack by a shooter.

There is no perfect way to stop an armed and determined attacker; however there are practices that will help secure your K-5 school entrances. The object of these strategies is to limit your entry points to delay an intruder for police to respond and for school administrators to communicate with teachers and campus staff.  At this time the school can be on lockdown and/or evacuate the students, depending on the situation.

Here are some methods you should consider: (more…)

Is Your Child’s School As Safe As You Think?

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Our nation’s schools are faced with ongoing and growing threats: Violence, Drugs, Bullying, Crime, Natural Disasters and even Terrorism. Is your child’s school prepared for such events? As a parent you have the right to question any area that you may feel is lacking when it comes to your child’s safety.
In addition to basic safety procedures you should verify with your child’s school that they have a plan to address and prevent violence. The first step of your inspection should be to ask campus officials whether they have a strong hold on areas of the facility where violence usually occurs such as: (more…)