Hancock County Savings Bank would like to wish area children and teachers a safe and happy year as they return to school throughout the next few weeks.
This school year is different from the rest as some children are returning to the classroom virtually due to the coronavirus, and those who are returning to in person class will face new guidelines.
It is a challenging time for all involved, but we wish everyone well as they settle into their new routines.
The following are a few tips to keep in mind that still hold true, no matter the situation.
Watch for school buses and obey the laws of the road. Do not attempt to pass a bus as it is stopped and dropping off children.
Use a crosswalk and obey the crossing guards.
Make sure your child knows what to do if they are approached by a stranger and if possible, encourage them to walk with other students, not by themselves, especially if they walk home from school or the bus stop.
Have your child take a daily vitamin to boost their immune system. Many children get sick during the first few weeks of school since they are back together in groups with lots of germs spreading.
Enforce the golden rule: treat others the way you want to be treated. Teach them to not tolerate bullying. If they see something, say something to a teacher or adult.