The Greater Albany Public School District has implemented safety protocol using the I Love You Guys system. Their website is linked below:
Helpful Guidelines to Keep in Mind When Talking with Children about School Safety
Young children need brief, simple information that should be balanced with reassurance. This includes informing children that their school and home are safe (once these are secure) and that adults are available to protect them.
Young children often gauge how threatening or serious an event is by adult reactions. This is why, for example, parents are encouraged not to get overly emotional when saying goodbye on the first day of school. Young children respond well to basic assurance by adults and simple examples of school safety, like reminding them the exterior doors are locked.
As always, please call the school office with any questions (541) 967-4565.