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It’s time to talk to your kids about school safety

It’s time to talk to your kids about school safety

With schools starting back up soon, the Marietta Police Department is reminding everyone to start the year off safe by discussing back to school safety with your children. The department is asking you to ensure your children are familiar with general information that may be needed if they get lost or encounter police officers. Role playing with with your children is recommended as well as taking time to discuss personal safety and awareness. According to the Police Department, before starting the school year your kids should: Know their address, telephone number and how to contact a parent or guardian.Remain aware…
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Georgia Law Enforcement: Get ready for the return of school buses

Georgia Law Enforcement: Get ready for the return of school buses

As Georgia prepares for students to return to school next month, Georgia law enforcement officials are reminding motorists to obey traffic rules about school buses and school zones. Paulding County Sheriff Gary Gulledge says his department will be turning up the heat in school zones when school starts their on Aug. 2. The sheriff s reminding drivers to remain alert when driving in school zones or adjacent to school buses to ensure the safety of children who are being transported on roadways.   Gulledge said deputies will be patrolling school zones as part of their daily operations and that they will…
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Here’s how you can help DeKalb County students with school supplies

Here’s how you can help DeKalb County students with school supplies

You can help students in need get the necessary school supplies this year when DeKalb County asks residents to "stuff the bus" with school supplies. The county's second Stuff the Bus School Supply Drive will take place July 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in two drop-off zones: The Gallery at South DeKalb Mall at 2801 Candler Road in Decatur and Northlake Mall, at 4800 Briarcliff Road in Atlanta. “It’s important to ensure that every child in DeKalb County has the supplies needed to achieve success this 2021-2022 school year,” said Commissioner Lorraine Cochran-Johnson. “By donating essential school items,…
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CDC says it’s OK for kids to return to in-person classes

CDC says it’s OK for kids to return to in-person classes

(The Center Square) – The Center for Disease Control updated federal COVID guidance Friday with several major changes as schools around the country grapple with policies for students' return in the fall. The CDC urged schools to allow students to return to in-person classes whether or not they are vaccinated as most studies showed significant learning loss during remote-only or hybrid teaching models. The agency also said teachers and students should wear masks unless they have gotten the vaccine, a recommendation that is certain to drive controversy. “CDC recommends schools maintain at least 3 feet of physical distance between students…
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