Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Did you miss the SAFE Home Pledge at Registration?

SAFE home pledges are back! Pledges were included in registration packets this year at Van Buren Middle/High School and Elementary. If you missed these you still have an opportunity to sign a pledge!

A Safe Home Pledge looks a little different from elementary to middle/high school. At the elementary level the pledge asks parents to start conversations with their kids about the use of drugs, alcohol and tobacco and set clear rules and expectations around the use of these substances. At the middle and high school level the pledge states that the parents will not provide alcohol to minors in their home. It also states that the parents are open to communication with other parents about the use of alcohol by their children.

A directory of all parents who have signed a SAFE Home Pledge will be produced and provided to parents after the start of the school year. An updated directory will also be available on the SAFE website at www.vbsafecoalition.com.

You may sign an actual SAFE Home Pledge that you received in your packet or you may sign one online at www.vbsafecoalition.com.

For more information on how to sign a SAFE Home Pledge, the SAFE Coalition or any of their activities you may contact them at 319-293-6412 or via email at info@vbsafecoalition.com. Or check out the website at www.vbsafecoalition.com and the blog at http://vbsafecoalition.blogspot.com/.

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