What parents can do to help
keep schools safe
|Your role as a parent is critical to
improving the safety of our schools. You can help by
becoming involved in your child's school. Your involvement
and visibility is essential to your child's success both
academically and with regard to safety
Ways you can help:
- Parent involvement and visibility make schools safer.
Make it your responsibility to become active in your
child's school as your schedule permits.
- Visit frequently. Be sure to follow sign-in procedures
when you arrive and sign-out procedures when you leave.
- Volunteer to help in your child's classroom or
elsewhere in the school as often as you can and encourage
other parents to visit and volunteer.
- Become a member of the school's
Parent-Teacher-Association or other parent-teacher
organization. Your participation will help you become
acquainted with school personnel.
- Find out what your child's school is doing to
establish and maintain a safe learning environment. If
policies and procedures are in place, determine how they
are communicated to parents and students? This knowledge
can help answer your child's questions and concerns with
facts rather than myths.
- Identify methods for reporting safety concerns. Find
out how you can address safety concerns with school
- Find out how schools and community resources can be
accessed should problems arise.
- Encourage your child to get to know school staff other
than his/her teacher(s) and get acquainted with them
yourself. Familiarity helps children recognize adults who
don't belong as well as adults who can offer help when
- Get to know your child's friends and their families.
Productive friendships and a sense of common purpose among
students, teachers, and neighbors make schools and
- Ask your child about safety in his/her school.
Students often know where they feel most safe and least
safe. Ask why? What can be done to improve safety?
- Encourage your child to stay close to friends and to
walk in groups in school hallways. Suggest that he/she
uses school facilities located in high traffic areas or in
areas more likely to be visited by staff.
- Encourage your child to choose friends carefully and
to avoid students who do not handle anger effectively.
- Ask your child to report incidents of guns to his/her
teachers or staff.
- Evaluate how you are doing in making your child's
school safe. Do you follow parking, visitor and other
safety procedures at your school? Do you talk with your
child's teacher, principal or other staff member about
safety at school?
What should you say to your child about school
- Explain to your child the steps his/her school is
taking to promote safety.
- Explain that everyone has a responsibility for making
schools safe---even children. For example, if he/she hears
that someone is going to bring a gun to school, he/she has
the responsibility to tell you or an adult at school.
- Explain that violence is not an acceptable solution to
problems and that violence is wrong.
- Say that you are ready to listen. Ask your child
questions about how he/she feels about safety at school,
and actively listen to the answers.
- Explain that you will follow up with the school about
concerns that are raised, and keep him/her informed about
what is being done.
- Explain that the Student Code of Conduct must be
understood by all students.
Humble ISD Police
1703 Wilson Road
Humble, Texas 77338
Telephone: 281-641-7900 Fax:
Police Chief: Solomon