• School Violence Awareness Week: October 18th - 22nd , 2021
    In Accordance with the New Jersey School Association (18A:36-5.1) all public school districts, charter schools, Renasissance school projects and approved private school for students with disabilities are required to annually designate the third week in October as School Violence Awareness Week. School districts observe this week by providing age-appropriate instruction to discuss methods for keeping schools safe from violence, to consider school safety and security plans, and to learn how to recognize students in need of help.

    Monday, Oct 18: Students should dress as their favorite super hero or wear clothing with their favorite super hero on it!
    Tuesday, Oct 19: Students should wear their craziest hair do to school!
    Wednesday, Oct 20: Students should wear their favorite hat to school!
    Thursday, Oct 21: Students should wear their most comfortable clothes to school! 
    Friday, Oct 22: Students should wear their Cliffwood gear or red/gray to show unity against school violence!

    Please utilize these useful resources from the State of NJ Department of Education to help recognize warning signs for youth violence, school violence, and on polices, procedures, and recommended conduct during an incident of school violence:

    Safe, Supportive and Successful Schools Step by Step

    American Psychological Association Warning Signs of Youth Violence

    National School Safety and Security Services Warning Signs of Youth Violence

    Keys to Safer Schools

    Media Violence and Youth

    National Crime Prevention Council

    Helping Children Handle Scary News


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