Smoke Alarms Save Lives!: Be sure to have at least one smoke alarm outside each sleeping area and on each level or your home. Remember to test them monthy and change the battery every year! Smoke alarms also expire after 10 years so don’t forget to replace them!
Know 2 Ways Out: Each room in your home should have two clear exits out. Keep your exits free of clutter, trash, toys and furniture.
Have a Meeting Place: Once your family has escaped a fire, your family needs to have a meeting place to ensure everyone has escaped safely. Every member of your family should know where the meeting place is. The neighbor’s house could be a good meeting place because you will have access to a phone to call the fire department!
9-1-1: Be sure that everyone in your family knows the correct number to call in an emergency! Remind your family that 9-1-1 is only to be called in an EMERGENCY.
PRACTICE: Have your family practice your home escape plan at least twice a year. You have fire drills at school to prepare you in case of a fire, it’s a good idea to have them at home too!
K-6 classes will be released at noon on Wednesday, February 13th, for teacher professional development.
You’re invited to a free family festival March 2
Celebrate science, technology, engineering, art and math with families from across the district at the annual SciTech Expo. The free event begins at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 2, at Westwood High School, 945 W. Rio Salado Pkwy, Mesa, AZ 85201. There will be hands-on activities for learners of all ages from community and business partners, along with Mesa Public Schools departments. Learn more and watch a video from last year’s event at mpsaz.org/scitech.
The Arizona Booster Seat Law:
- An appropriate child passenger safety seat is required up to age 8 or under four feet 9 inches tall.
- This is a primary law and fines start at $50