Recently, one of our students while walking to school was offered a ride by a young man and woman that he did not know driving a blue car. This occurred within a block of the school entrance, shortly after 8:30 in the morning. The boy did the right thing by not accepting the ride and avoiding further contact with the couple. When he got home from school that day he reported the incident to his mom.
With the days getting longer, more students start walking to and from school and are playing outside after school and on the weekends. Please take time to review some basic safety rules with your child.
*Students should not walk to or from school alone, but should walk with other students whenever possible.
*If they see someone or something that makes them worry or feel uncomfortable, tell an adult immediately.
*If approached by a stranger, run away and tell an adult.
*If a stranger touches them or attempts to grab a student, yell and scream.
Talk with your children about the route they should take and with whom they should walk to and from school. Finally, make it a routine to have them check in with somebody at a specific time when they are expected home. Thank you for you continued support. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or comments at (360) 443-3230 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.