Talking to your child about school safety
Schools continue to be among the safest places for children, and that is especially true in Mapleton. We don’t have large schools where kids go unnoticed; our small, child-centered schools allow us to know and care for all of our students. No one can get lost in the crowd, and that is the Mapleton difference.
Our security procedures follow best practices and are developed in partnership with law enforcement. However, we all have a responsibility when it comes to school safety. This means being aware of who is in the building; making sure that there is only one, monitored point of entry; not propping open doors that would allow outsiders into the school; practicing safety drills and reporting any concerns to your supervisor.
Your child's safety is our top priority. Please access the links below for more information on talking about school safety with your children.
- Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers (National Association of School Psychologists)
- Talking to Kids About School Safety
- Managing Emotions About Community Tragedy