Safety Sally Rolls into Deer Park


The District prepared its youngest learners for a safe educational journey. Abraham Lincoln Pre-Kindergarten students boarded the Eastern Suffolk BOCES mobile classroom and received an interactive lesson from ‘Safety Sally,’ a trained professional educator on bus safety who administers the program. 

Through instruction and simulations, students practiced the proper way to cross the street in the presence of a school bus. Counting together, students walked the appropriate 10 steps from the front of a parked bus, identified the bus driver, and looked both ways before crossing the street. In an organized single file line, they climbed aboard the bus, hands on handrail, seated themselves and learned how to securely fasten their safety belts. Following an informative video demonstration of proper conduct while on board the bus and at bus stops, the students identified the emergency exits and how they should maneuver during an evacuation.