October's Safety High Five

Mike Donlin | Program Supervisor, OSPI School Safety Center
Sep 23, 2019


  1. National Bullying Prevention Month

    Kick off the year and make a special effort to engage your entire school community in bullying prevention and intervention this month! Wednesday, October 23 is Unity Day – wear orange!


    For more bullying prevention resources, check these links:


  2. The Great Washington ShakeOut

     October 17that 10:17 am. An earthquake drill is now required by law, and the Great ShakeOut is the perfect opportunity to practice ‘drop, cover, and hold on’. Even if you “drop, cover and hold on” on a different day, please register for ShakeOut.  


  3. School Safety Planning Tip

    It’s now officially Fall. As leaves come down, and as you prepare for cooler – colder – days, look around your campus. Do a check of your signage, your sight lines, and other natural or man-made features around your campus which might impact your overall school and campus safety.

    In the meantime, encourage everyone that if they see something, say something!

    Need help developing your plan? Contact the School Safety Center or visit the REMS TA Center web site.


  4. Halloween

    On a fun note, Halloween is coming! The CDC has provided some Halloween Health and Safety Tips for us all.

  5. School Safety Center

    And as a final FYI, as part of the overall OSPI agency website redo, the School Safety Center is also being updated. You will see the changes, but if there are resources you do not see, just let us know.



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