Saturday, April 27, 2013

Xenos ~ School Safety A~Z

Xenos is a word used in the Greek language that one of the meanings is "enemy stranger".  

10 ways to keep Xenos (Enemy Strangers)  out of our schools:
  1. Implement a School Safety Plan.
  2. Lock all entry ways into the school building.
  3. Identify EVERY person who enters the school.  Staff should have badges also for entry.
  4. Approved visitors need to be identified by wearing a badge or sticker so staff and students know they are allowed in the school
  5. Security Cameras at entrances and exits
  6. Practicing of Lock down drills
  7. Publicity to the community about school safety 
  8. Keen awareness of surroundings.  
  9. Reporting to authorities of any threats or odd behavior of individuals
  10. Create a community of kindness and respect
We cannot anticipate every move of someone that wants to cause harm, but we sure can ready ourselves so if the unfortunate event happens we can have minimal loss.


  1. I always appreciate the fact that I have to be buzzed in whenever I go to my son's school. I think some of the parents get annoyed, especially if they go to the school every day, but safety measures like these are so important.

    Thanks for this post—and for stopping by my blog.

  2. Very good suggestions and ideas! Great topic for the challenge.

  3. Hi Deb!

    Thanks so much for coming by my blog, it's great to meet you! Anyone with a U2 song as their heading is alright by me, I smiled as soon as I saw those lyrics. :)

  4. Hey Deb, thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment :) Looks like some great preparedness tips and you can never be too prepared, in my opinion.

  5. Just stopping by from the A-Z Challenge list to say "Hi" :)

    Interesting X post honey.

    Good luck with the rest of the challenge, although, not far to go now ;)

    xx (

  6. Great X post, I love your theme too :)

    Just Another Blog

  7. Just discovering your blog for the first time as I make my way through the A-Z Challenge. Please check us out and sign up to follow if you like what you see. Juliet atCity Muse Country Muse

  8. I like how you've added the mutual respect tip in safety. Great post.

  9. Blog hopping today before it all ends tomorrow. Good post.


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