Wayne County Schools have all kinds of help for students’ medical and behavioral health, conveniently located on campus. It is an especially good place to turn to while living through a pandemic.
Teachers, staff members, counselors, nurses, behavioral providers, and resource officers are always available for students needing assistance. Wayne County Schools want the students to know they have a safe haven at school where they can learn and be nurtured, as well as daily communications with virtual students.
Students also have resources at their fingertips like the Safety Tip Online Prevention button that appears on the school website, courtesy of the Kentucky Safe Schools website. It is on the upper left-hand column of the home page, as well as on several of the school pages for students in emergency situations. The tip line phone number is 866-393-6659.
During the Kentucky Safe Schools Week October 18-24, the Kentucky Center for School Safety is proud to support the various types of instruction across the commonwealth, by bringing resources to enhance the safety practices that are necessary to keep schools safe.
This year’s theme is “Healthy Habits, Shield our Schools!” During this time of transition, developing healthy habits are necessary for student safety. Our Kentucky Safe Schools Week Webpage (www.kysafeschools.org/ssw.php) offers resources and materials to promote safety in this time of pandemic.
The Healthy Habits Safety Pledge includes safety steps for students whether they are learning virtually or face-to-face. Incorporating healthy practices daily, such as wearing masks, washing hands, social distancing and being kind (both in person and online). These practices can become healthy habits as schools continue to strive for academic excellence and provide a safer place to learn.