Student Safety Tips for Athlos Families
Athlos schools place student safety as a high priority. From fire drills to dismissal procedures, school staff, students, and parents must work together to ensure a safe and supportive school culture.
Different communities have different safety needs unique to the local neighborhood. As Athlos strives to be sensitive and accommodating to community safety needs, it’s important for our students and their families to work with school staff to ensure safety needs are met.
There are a variety of ways we can keep Athlos schools safe, and it’s important that every Athlos family knows what they can do to help keep student safety a high priority.
Here are a few tips to help keep students safe at school, in the community, and at home:
Be alert and aware during drop off and dismissal times.
Athlos understands that mornings and afternoons can be stressful and rushed, however, during drop off and dismissal times, student safety is our number one concern. To ensure everyone’s safety, during dismissal, help your child remember to stay in their classroom until their number is called and to promptly come to the loading zone. We also encourage parents to always be alert and aware of children in the area during drop off and dismissal.
Discuss fire safety together.
Just as students learn fire safety at school, we invite families to discuss it together at home as well. Study this guide on helping children learn fire safety by Safety.com. Discuss the three P’s of fire safety with your family to help them learn what everyone can do to prevent fires and what to do in case of a fire emergency.
All school visitors must check-in at the front office.
Talk to your child about being aware of people they don’t know at the school and to saying something if they see someone out of the ordinary. Help your children understand that if someone seems out of place and has not checked-in at the front office, the student should alert a school leader immediately. All visitors should wear a name badge given at the front desk during check in.
Talk with your children about stranger danger safety.
There are many suggestions and sources online to help children learn stranger danger safety. We encourage parents to study these sources and discuss them with their children regularly.
Learn the safest routes for your students to walk in your neighborhood.
Whether it’s walking to the bus stop or to the school building, help your student memorize the safest route. This includes having a buddy to walk with, keeping a safe distance from traffic, and knowing safe zones such as shopping areas and trusted neighbor’s homes to run to in case of emergency.
Discuss ways your family can ensure their personal safety wherever they go.
These ways can include buckling seat-belts, being cautious when crossing a cross-walk, avoiding violence, playground, and sports injuries, and many more. Most child injuries can be prevented; study this helpful guide by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on more ways you can help your family stay safe this school year.