Safety Awareness Week Sept 25 – Oct.2

30 Sep

One of the goals of Safety Awareness Week is to teach and to practice safety procedures for emergency situations. At school, students and staff will be participating in a fire evacuation drill, a lockdown drill, and a hold and secure drill. On the day of one of these drills, students will be made aware in advance on the morning announcements. Here are some sites that have student-friendly information for younger students: http://www.sparky.org/parentpage/fpwkids.htm   http://elementarysafety.com/

York Region Police would also like to remind children about walking to school safely.This is a good time for parents to remind their children about pedestrian safety. YRP has provided the following safety tips on their website to help keep students safe on their way to and from school:

  • Walk on available sidewalks
  • Always cross at intersections
  • Obey crossing guards
  • Stop before stepping into roadway
  • Be visible and indicate crossing intentions
  • Look and listen for traffic in all directions
  • Make eye contact with drivers
  • Cross safely when the roadway is clear
  • Walk. Do not run or cycle across roads
  • If possible use the buddy system

For more information, visit www.yrp.ca.