February 18, 2014
Safety is our main concern at Elk Run Elementary School. As many of you are aware, last Thursday an attempted abduction of one of our students was made. We are happy that the student is safe and reacted in an appropriate manner to ensure her safety. I found some great safety tips from the site http://www.sfps.info/DocumentCenter/Home/View/6345. As Elk Run Elementary is a walking school, please take time to discuss these tips with our students frequently. We will continue to have teachers, administration, Safety Patrol, Watch D.O.G.S. and members of the Community Council supervise before and after school duties. We encourage and thank other volunteers to do the same.
Walking to School:
- Stay with a group. Always walk with at least one friend, two or three is even better.
- If a stranger offers you a ride, say “No!” and stay far away from their car.
- If a stranger follows you on foot, get away from him or her as quickly as you can. You can run and yell loudly, “HELP!”
- If a stranger follows you in a car, turn around and go the other direction.
- Never leave school with a stranger.
- Tell a trusted adult if a stranger is hanging around the school, playground, or public bathroom.
- Leave items and clothing that display your name at home so a stranger cannot read it and use it to talk to you.
- If you arrive home alone, call your mother, father, or other trusted adult to let them know you are home and all right. Keep the door locked, don’t open the door for strangers, and don’t tell strangers that you are home alone.
- Never accept things from a stranger.
- If a stranger asks you a question, don’t talk to them. Run away.
- Don’t go anywhere with a stranger.
Thank you for your continued support. Together, we can keep our students safe.
Mr. Adams, Principal
Elk Run Elementary School