MED School Counseling Department
Summer Wellness and Safety
Dear MED Families,
We had a wonderful year watching your children grow and develop. All K-5 students have completed the Child Lures Prevention Program geared towards their developmental age. With the summer fast approaching and lots of fun activities, we would like to offer some safety tips:
- Remind students of safety in numbers: When out and about, students should not approach strangers and it’s best to travel in groups. If a stranger approaches them, leave and tell a trusted adult. When in immediate danger, go to the closest public building; school, library, police station, fire station or a store. If there isn’t a public place nearby scream for help and call 911.
- Personal Family Safety Plan: Talk about and practice your own personal family safety plan for emergency situations.
- Students should be reminded never to go anywhere with anyone without permission from the adult taking care of them.
- Trust your instincts: Remind students that if they feel uncomfortable in or about any situation to share those feelings with a trusted adult.
For additional information, please visit this MSN article on common child lures.
Summer Wellness Tips:
- Remind students of proper water and bike safety: Supervision during water activities and making sure students are in the practice of wearing their helmets when riding bikes and ATV’s.
- Consistent and frequent tick checks after all outside activities.
- Remind students of proper hydration, sunscreen and staying protected from heat and intense sunlight.
- Limit screen time. Encourage physical exercise and brain healthy activities.
- Maintain a consistent routine and schedule that allows for proper rest and down time.
- Plan family-time and activities that encourage open communication.
We would like to extend a special thanks to the MED PTA for all of their hard work and commitment to our students throughout the 2017/2018 school year! Their dedication and programming has had a positive impact on our building. We appreciate all they do.
We wish you all a happy, healthy and safe summer. We look forward to seeing you in the fall!
Trisha Bradley & Renee Morgan
MED School Counselors