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 transportation.

  • 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

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