Emergency Notice

 

Our children’s safety is our top priority. 

Please take some time to go over this important safety information with your child, no matter how old they are.

This information is also available on our District website: www.wjusd.org

 

ELEMENTARY

 

Say “NO” and GO.

  • A stranger is someone you do not know. 
  • Do not get close to strangers.

 

When you are walking home…

 

  • Walk with other kids.
  • Watch out for strange people and strange cars or trucks.
  • If a stranger bothers you, run away.  Say “NO” and GO.  Get help from an adult.
  • Never go with a stranger to help look for a lost pet or to play a game.  Say “NO” and GO.
  • Never get into a car with anyone you don’t know.  Say “NO” and GO.
  • If a stranger follows you or grabs for you, fight back or fall to the ground and make as much noise as you can.
  • Tell your parents about places you don’t feel safe

 

SECONDARY

 

  • Always tell your parents where you are going.
  • Don’t walk anywhere alone.  Walk with a friend.
  • Do not take shortcuts through the park, another street, or empty lot.
  • Never give your name or address to a stranger.
  • Know the safe places to go—a police or fire station, the library, a store, or a friend’s house.
  • Tell your parents about places you don’t feel safe.
  • If you feel you are being followed or something is not right, get help immediately.
  • If someone is following you, try to remember: ~~what he/she looks like

      ~~the license plate of the vehicle

      ~~immediately report it to a trusted adult.

  • If a stranger grabs you, do everything you can to stop him or her.  Drop to the ground, kick, hit, bite, and scream.
  • Never send personal information like, address or phone number, in a text or on your computer to someone you don’t know.

PARENT TIPS

 

  • Teach your child their first and last name, address, and your phone number
  • Always have an updated photo of your child.  On the back, put important information such as:  name, date of birth, height, weight, hair and eye color, and any other identifiable marks such as scars or moles, etc.
  • Never allow your child to walk home from school alone. Also make sure that your child always takes the same path or route home. Tell them they can not change their route or plans without calling to notify you first.
  • You may want to use a secret code word that only you and your child use.  Teach your child never to go with anyone unless that person knows the secret code.
  • If your child is home alone, direct him/her about whether or not he/she should answer the phone while you are gone. 
  • Teach your child:

HOW and WHEN to call 9-1-1.

HOME ALONE

Agree to call your parent when you get home

 

Telephone rings…

 

  • If your parents agree that you can answer the phone when they are not there, be polite. Ask for the caller’s name and number and take a message.
  • Never tell anyone on the phone you are home alone.
  • If the caller asks for your phone number, hang up.
  • If the same person calls you more than once, call your parents or contact person.

Doorbell rings…

  • Keep the door locked and look out a window to see who is there.
  • Never open the door to a stranger, no matter what they are telling you. Do not let anyone in to use the phone or the bathroom.
  • Even if you know the person, do not let them in unless your parents said it was OK.
  • If the person will not go away, call the police.
  • Know HOW and WHEN to call 9-1-1.