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Fall Safety Tips

Published by Saint Paul Public Schools September 12, 2019

Students getting off a school bus

Saint Paul Public Schools wants to remind families and students about safety before and after school. Students, who are often aware of situations before adults, can make positive impacts in our school community.

Please talk with your child about personal safety:

  • Don’t approach vehicles.
  • When you feel scared, go to a public place or business and ask for help.
  • There is safety in numbers. Walk or ride your bike with other students.
  • Be alert and aware of your surroundings while walking to and from school or the bus stop.
  • Walk along main streets as much as possible. Don't cut through parks, yards or alleys.
  • Avoid wearing headphones so you can hear what’s happening around you.
  • Make sure parents or guardians know when to expect you home.
  • Make sure drivers can see you.

Students often take the same route to school every day. If they see someone or something that seems odd or unusual, they should immediately report what they saw to a teacher or another trusted adult.

We welcome students to stay and use our playgrounds after school, but only if a family member is present. Staff members are unable to provide playground supervision when school is not in session.