Dear Summit Public Schools Community,
I want to take this opportunity to share a very helpful and important resource from the Summit Police Department. The Summit Police Department recently produced a video on personal safety to educate children and families about practicing safe behaviors. The video includes actionable tips from juvenile officer Detective Sergeant Ryan Peters on how to avoid and respond to dangerous or uncomfortable situations, the importance of instincts and trusting them, and how telling a parent or trusted adult immediately is essential when approached by a stranger.
The content of the video addresses personal safety in a careful and friendly way. We sincerely appreciate the police department’s efforts to help keep the Summit community safe. This video from the Summit Police Department is age appropriate for students in grades K-5. I encourage you to review the video and decide how to discuss this important information with your child.
We are currently collaborating with the Summit Police Department to release additional videos that cater to our older students in Grades 6-12. In addition, the Summit Police Department is planning to offer other programs for our students in Grades 6-12, including unarmed self-defense training. In the meantime, please review these resources recommended by law enforcement. We believe these resources are age appropriate for students in Grades 6-12.
- Do you know how to be Street Smart
- What to do if you think you are being followed
Thank you in advance for speaking with your children about these important topics. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.
Scott D. Hough
Superintendent of Schools