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.