Think First & Stay Safe™
We all share a common goal for our children to be safe and protected from all things harmful. Related to that goal, school counselors are required to present annual personal safety lessons designed to prevent sexual abuse. The Think First & Stay Safe™ program is a research-based program that teaches specific personal safety education by way of interactive classroom lessons, classroom posters, role playing and corresponding activities.
Arcado's School Counselors will be presenting this program to all students beginning February 1, 2021; all classes will receive the lessons by the end of March, 2021. Please read the letter below, provided in ten languages, to learn more about the program. If you would like to preview the materials you may do so between 1/25/21 and 1/29/21 by contacting your student's school counselor: Shawn Gooding (1st, 3rd, and 5th grades) at 678-245-3927 or Ginny Wages (Kindergarten, 2nd, and 4th grades) at 678-245-3926.
If you prefer that your child not participate in the sexual abuse and safety prevention lessons, please write and sign a note indicating your preferences and send it to your child’s teacher or school counselor. As always, counselors are available to discuss any concerns you might have. Unless written documentation is received, your child will participate in the sexual abuse prevention and safety lessons.
Letters below are in: English, Spanish, Arabic, Bosnian, Chinese, French, Japanese, Korean, Romanian, and Vietnamese.