Back to School Safety Tips for Parents

As another school year begins, it’s a good idea to discuss back to school safety. From getting to school to handling emergency situations, these school safety strategies can help you and your student(s) stay calm.

Getting to School

Find alternate travel routes to school so you’ll be prepared if you need to take a detour. As a driver, make sure to watch for stopped school buses in the mornings and afternoons. Obey school zone speed limits and be on the lookout for pedestrians.

Don’t pass other vehicles in a school zone and don’t allow yourself to become distracted while driving. Make sure your child understands and follows safety rules such as crossing the street at a designated crossing point.

Learn School Procedures

Knowing how the school handles everything from daily security to tornado drills can help you and your child feel more prepared for the year ahead. You’ll typically find emergency plans and phone numbers in the school’s handbook and posted in the building. Talk to your child about how the school handles emergency situations and try to address any concerns they may have.

Get to know school safety measures. Do you need to sign in when visiting or have an escort when walking through the school? Will you be wearing a visitor pass? What is the process for designating a trusted relative or friend to pick up your child on your behalf?

Establish a Relationship

Get to know your child’s teachers and the school staff. Keeping the lines of communication open is important. If you have any concerns or questions, be sure to address them. Having a good relationship with your child’s teacher can make it much easier to discuss issues such as bullying or health concerns.

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