September 1, 2016: Letter from the Principal
Dear Ridge Creek Elementary Parents,
We always want to be vigilant about the safety of our children. Now that we have settled into a new school year, it is a good time to emphasize the following stranger-danger safety tips with your family:
- Walk to and from school in groups.
- If anything unusual
occurs, tell an adult immediately. Time can be critical.
- Never talk to strangers or
accept rides from them, even if you are stranded. Call a trusted adult for
- Be proactive: tour the
neighborhood to identify safe and dangerous circumstances and places.
Arrange for immediate access to neighbors or other trusted adults who
could be contacted in an emergency.
- Don’t panic. If you are
afraid or have a problem, call a parent or a trusted adult.
- Never tell people at your
door, phone callers, or online that you are home alone.
- Keep your house key
hidden. Don’t give it to anyone and don’t keep it in a visible place that
would tell people you are going home to an empty house.
- Never get into a car,
enter a home, look for a lost pet or person, or accept food or items from
an adult, unless your parents know what you are doing or have identified
that person as a trusted emergency contact.
- Tell a trusted adult – parent, teacher or counselor – if anyone ever makes you feel uncomfortable. When children are abused, it often is by someone they know.
Thank you for discussing these important points with your child.
Stephanie Davis, Principal
Ridge Creek Elementary School