Campus Safety and Security : A Team Effort

No one wants or asks to be a victim. By using common sense, staying alert, and taking steps to protect yourselves on and off campus, we can all help prevent unwanted events from occurring. Safety and security are a large part of the overall plan to help maintain a healthy, safe, and positive environment on our campus. 
Safety and Security is not just one person's job; it's everyone's responsibility. The more eyes and ears the better. I always say: report suspicious activity to the proper authorities on campus. 
If you come across a situation that does not look or feel right, let a teacher or faculty member know. I’d rather follow up repeatedly on reports that turn out to be nothing than miss a serious incident because someone thought that it was nothing. Let's all work together to make our campus, the Calvary Day School Campus, a safe and healthy place. 
Here are a few tips from the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators to help everyone stay safe on and off campus:

On the street

  • Keep your head up and walk with a purpose; make eye contact with people you pass on the street.
  • Be alert to what's going on around you; keep your focus outward, not inward.
  • Avoid alleys, deserted streets, and isolated public parks. Stick with the crowd.

In your car

  • Keep your car well maintained and your gas tank at least one-quarter full.
  • Keep car doors locked and windows rolled up.
  • Have your car keys in hand when approaching your car.
  • Park close to the building you'll be entering or near the center of a lot. Avoid parking around the lot's edges or next to an occupied vehicle.
  • Before getting in the car, check the front and back seats to be sure no one is hiding inside.
  • Park in well-lighted areas. Avoid back streets, alleys, and isolated parking garages. If you believe someone is following you, call 911 or drive to a police station, fire station, or a business with visible security personnel on duty.