Reminder to Parents
All Lyman County residents that have children ages birth to 5 years old are encouraged to call the Lyman School District Superintendent’s Office or the Kennebec Middle School Office to inform the school of their children’s names, date(s) of birth, age(s), parent’s names, current mailing addresses, and contact information. This information will be used to contact parents for Lyman School District’s child find and preschool/kindergarten screenings that are held every spring. With this information, the District will contact parents with information concerning these events and schedule convenient times for them to attend the screenings. You may call 1- 605-895-2579 in Presho or 1-605-869-2213 in Kennebec between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Thank you for your help and cooperation
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Parents & Community Members:
As we move forward into spring, we approach some milestone events for our students including prom and graduation. At this time, we work with students to emphasize the need to make good decisions at all times, but especially around these special events. I have been very fortunate to have not had a situation during my career where a student has been lost due to driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Unfortunately, I am in the minority as I know many other administrators that have faced tragedies at this time of the year.
Each year our district has had our freshmen students participate in the Freshman Impact Program. It is a powerful one-day prevention program where students, through hands-on activities, explore the possible consequences of bad choices. Local law enforcement and emergency medical personnel support and teach this program through presentations, mock crash scenes, their personal experiences in responding to accidents, and mock sentencing hearings. There is a focus on not just how poor decisions impact the individuals, but how they can impact friends, family and community. The program is funded by the Community Organized Resources for Educating Youth (C.O.R.E) and currently involves the participation of twelve school districts.
The Freshman Impact Program can have a significant impact on students and the decisions they make, but parents still have the greatest influence in keeping their children safe. Nothing has more impact than the guidance parents give their children and what they role model. If children see their parents buckle up, adhere to speed limits and the rules of the road, as well as adjusting driving for weather related conditions, the children will do the same when it is time for them to begin driving. It matters that parents provide guidance on the dangers of alcohol and drugs and let children know that their expectation is that they make good decisions for healthy and safe living.
We are appreciative of C.O.R.E. and the Freshman Impact Program’s efforts to keep our young people safe. We are appreciative of the support of our parents as they reinforce the message of this program at home. Our goal this spring is that prom, graduation and other special events are remembered as joyful and safe celebrations. We look forward to the participation of our Freshmen in the Impact Program and hope that all of our students will reflect on the need to make good decisions both now and as they go forward in their lives.
Mr. Lynn Vlasman, Supt.
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