Safety Announcement from York Region
Hi everyone, I’m forwarding you the letter that I have received from both of the schools that my kids go to (high school and elementary). Also attaching the media release from York Region Policy from this past weekend.
Please read and pass it along to your friends and family especially those who live in Richmond Hill.
It is important that we remind ourselves and our kids about the safety tips. Also important to be alert in general and if we witness something like this happening, we should call the policy immediately!
One of the victims is actually my daughter’s friend and it happened right on Major Mac when she was walking to school, on the side walk, during the busiest hour of the day, with many cars on the road. So when I’m driving now, I just automatically pay more attention on what is happening on the side-walks…
After all – it is safety of our kids.
Hopefully this guy will be caught soon!
BE SAFE !!!!!!
Please see below a letter from Debra Conrad-Knight, Principal of Alexander Mackenzie High School regarding some recent incidents in our neighborhood.
April 14, 2014
Dear Students, Parents/Guardians:
Over the weekend, you may have become aware of a media release from York Regional Police regarding some recent incidents in our neighborhood. You can find the media release at www.yrp.ca. When walking in the community, it is important for students to be aware of their surroundings at all times and to follow strategies to ensure their personal safety.
At AMHS, we have many procedures in place to ensure the safety of our students and staff including the requirement for all visitors to sign in at the office and wear visitor’s badges, surveillance cameras in and around the school, and hallway supervision. Below is a list of personal safety tips provided by York Regional Police:
Students need to know:
• How to contact their parents at any time, by memorizing cell or work numbers.
• How and under what circumstances to call 911.
• To never approach or enter a stranger's vehicle. A responsible adult would never ask for directions or any other question for that matter.
• Emphasize that they have the right to say "no" to an adult, especially when the adult is asking them to do something they have been taught is wrong or feels uncomfortable. Reminding students of this right is important because children are taught from a young age to respect adults.
• To always tell parents where they will be and to never enter someone's home without their parent's permission.
• If home alone, never admit to it when answering the phone. Never answer a knock at the door or speak through it.
• If they think they are being followed or are in danger, they should run home or to a public place. If someone grabs them, they should try to get away, yelling and screaming while doing so.
• It is important to stick with a buddy whenever possible.
Please be assured that we take all necessary measures to keep our staff and students safe at school, and we appreciate that you share that responsibility with us. For more information on this subject or the media release, visit www.yrp.ca.