Hillsborough County Public Schools wants your students to be Safe and Sensible this summer! Because Florida has the highest child drowning rate in the country, it is important for them to practice smart water safety at all times. Please provide
your children swimming lessons if you can and practice swimming with them until they are strong swimmers. Here are the top 5 tips to keep your children safe in the water this summer:
Your child should ALWAYS swim with another person, and there should ALWAYS be an adult present! It’s fun and safer to buddy swim!
Your child should ALWAYS swim in a designated swimming area. Ponds, creeks, streams, rivers are NOT for swimming unless supervised by an adult or a lifeguard.
Your child should ALWAYS wear certified safety gear such as a life vest if they are not strong swimmers. Noodles, floaties, and blow-up plastic inner tubes are NOT certified safety equipment.
Your child should ALWAYS follow the rules around water – no running, jumping, pushing, shoving, and above all, NO diving unless there is a designated diving area.
Teach your child to ALWAYS know their limits. They shouldn’t go in water that is too deep, and if they get tired, or too cold, or they feel weak, teach them to get out of the water. Simple things can help keep them safe this summer.
Water is everywhere in Florida, so teach and practice water safety with your children at the pool, around beaches, lakes, and other bodies of water. We want all of our students to be Safe and Sensible and have a wonderful summer break!
In case of an emergency and there is a need to evacuate, Jefferson High School students will be taken to Roland Park School, 1510 North Manhattan Avenue (located behind JHS) or as a backup, Doubletree Hotel, 4500 West Cypress Street (Across the street from Jefferson). Photo ID will be required to pick up your child from the parent reunification location.
Por favor llama 872-5241 ex. 269 para mas informacion.