It is with great sadness that the Police Division is announcing the cancellation of the 2020 Safety Town Program as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Recognizing that Safety Town is a much-loved Upper Arlington tradition, the division explored all possible options for continuing to provide this program, but concluded that the risks to children, families and staff would be too great. Safety Town serves some of our community’s youngest residents in a group setting. The level of oversight required to maintain appropriate social distancing practices among these children and to keep the facilities and equipment used by students and staff properly sanitized would be prohibitive.
The division has developed a series of online Safety Town videos and activities available to all families to pass along some useful safety education while also entertaining young students this summer. Full refunds will be provided automatically to those already registered.
As part of the 2020 Virtual Safety Town program, here is a list of safety activity lessons that you and your child can do at home to help teach children how to be safe in a number of different environments. They can be done in order or add as supplement to the videos. The worksheets are the same that our Safety Town instructors use during in-person classes.
- Activity Scripts (PDF 304KB)
- Animal Safety (PDF 454KB)
- Bike Safety (PDF 369KB)
- Bus Safety (PDF 404KB)
- Dress the Fireman (PDF 377KB)
- Fire Safety (PDF 2MB)
- Goldfish Water Safety (PDF 1MB)
- Hidden Hazards (PDF 335KB)
- Medicine is Not Candy (PDF 148KB)
- Poison Safety (PDF 473KB)
- Police Car (PDF 271KB)
- Police Hat Activity (PDF 521KB)
- Smoke Alarm Calendar (PDF 194KB)
- Smoke Alarm Pictorial Plan (PDF 962KB)
- Spike- Poison Safety (PDF 484KB)
- Stranger Safety (PDF 306KB)
2020 Safety Town videos will be released at 10 am on the scheduled date.
- Day 1
- Day 2
- Day 3
- Day 4
- Day 5
- Day 6
- Day 7
- Day 8
- Day 9
- Day 10