In response to recent rumors regarding concerns in the surrounding area. I would like to take this opportunity to go over some general safety tips. It is always a good practice to talk with your children about safety, especially when they are not in your presence. All children should know the following:
-Know your name, address, and phone number
-Use the buddy system, walk in groups of two or more – avoid walking anywhere alone.
-Trust your instincts – if you feel you are being followed or something is not right, look for help immediately.
-If a stranger approaches you, do not speak to him or her. Never approach a stranger in a car. Just keep walking. Do not accept candy or any other items from a stranger. Never walk with a stranger, no matter what he or she tells you.
-If someone is following you try to remember the license plate and a description of his or her car and immediately tell a trusted adult.
-Remember what the suspicious stranger looks like and what they are wearing.
When talking with children, remember to explain that all strangers are not bad strangers. Examples of good strangers are policeman, fireman, security officers, and teachers.
Principal of Foster Road
We will be holding parent teacher conferences from October 3 through October 7. We will be on minimum day schedule the entire week to facilitate the parent meetings. Please be sure to pick up your child at 1:00 pm Monday through Friday.
Most conferences are being conducted after dismissal from 1:15 to 3:00. For your added convenience, we are providing one evening of conferences. Tuesday, October 4, teachers will be available to meet from 4:00 pm to 7:30 pm.
If you have not yet scheduled an appointment time to meet with your child's teacher, please reach out to us to do so. This is a great opportunity to learn about your child's current abilities and to discover areas of needed improvement. Thank you everyone for your continued support.
There is an app out there known as Ogle that everyone needs to be aware of. Essentially, Ogle is an app that allows anyone to “anonymously” post anything that they want about any school they choose – including ours. Schools across the nation are reporting inappropriate posts on Ogle that vary between cyber bullying of other students, nudity and drug use photos being published and shaming of classmates, administrators and staff. There are other apps out there like this; however, Ogle seems to be the most popular right now.
We are asking for parents to take steps to ensure that their students do not have the Ogle app on their phone, and that they do not access it. We are also asking parents to have discussions with their students about using the internet and social media websites appropriately.
Please click the headline for a link to a great video about the Ogle app that includes important steps that both parents and students should take to protect themselves from it.
Please contact us if you have any questions.