Student Participants & Families

  1. Recruit Students & Families with:
    1. Letter home to parents/guardians (PDF) (Word) – send with registration form
    2. Parent/Family Rack Card
    3. WSB Student Registration Form in PDF and (Word)
    4. School announcements & newsletters
    5. WSB recruiting poster – posted at school and around community
    6. Promotion of Frequent Walker Card and possible incentives
    7. Community newsletters and newspapers, local access television, radio pubic service announcements, etc.
  2. Let Students & Families Know About Behavior, Emergency & Safety Policies
    1. Sample Safety & Behavior Policies & Emergency Protocol (PDF) (Word)
    2. Student Behavior Commitment Form (PDF) (Word)
    3. Be A Safe Walker safety guidelines
  3. Create feedback system for families and students – WSB Coordinator makes day-to-day improvements from anecdotal feedback
  4. Offer Once-a-Semester Recognition – through school assemblies, announcements, newsletters, certificates – also possible donated incentives
  5. Consider Student Leadership in the WSB – like the AAA School Safety Patrol – contact the Maine WSB Program for more ideas about experiments in youth leadership in Maine and elsewhere.