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Safe Schools Week Proclaimed October 17-23, 2021

Safe Schools Week

Kentucky Safe Schools Week is set for October 17–23, 2021.  This year’s theme is “Be a Safety Star” and the focus will be on the multi-faceted brilliance of what it means to be a SAFETY STAR in school and in life.  From the acts of kindness and respectfulness to following all safety rules and guidelines, being a true SAFETY STAR includes shining bright in all these areas.  These outstanding students put others first without focusing on themselves.


Kindness, respectfulness and support of others are all characteristics of a SAFETY STAR.  During COVID 19 and beyond new safety guidelines including masking, washing and distancing are the protocol to keep schools safe.  Safety drills such as lockdown and evacuation need to be conducted with rigor and purpose to maintain a safe environment.  The students who follow the rules, support others in need, show kindness and respect to all are truly, bright shining… SAFETY STARS!


Join us and participate in this year’s campaign “Be a Safety Star” in your school, home and community. Take the online “Safety Star Pledge.”


Safety Star Pledge


I pledge to:


??hare, care and spread kindness everywhere I go.

??reat everyone with the respect, we all deserve!

??bide by all school safety rules.

??ise up and shine, helping others who need support.


During Safe Schools Week the KCSS website supplies a variety of teaching aids along with the online pledge and Kentucky Safe Schools Week Tool Kit loaded with resources, lessons and ideas.  Resources will also be available for school administrators and others at

The Kentucky “Be a Safety Star” campaign is sponsored by the Kentucky Center for School Safety.  This observance coincides with the national campaign.  America’s Safe Schools Week is sponsored by the National School Safety Center.  “I encourage all Kentuckians to get involved and encourage one another when it comes to school safety. School Safety is our first priority and shining a light on all areas of need, compliance and initiative improves our culture and environment. “Being a Safety Star” entails great character and engaging in school safety practices with dedication. Join our Safety Star Campaign and show Kentucky’s brilliance across the commonwealth.” said Jon Akers, Executive Director, KCSS.

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