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SMILE SAFE KIDS® ID CARDS
Dear Parent or Guardian,
In our continuing commitment to support the safety of our community, is pleased to announce our participation in SmileSafe Kids®, a new child safety program developed in partnership by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) and Lifetouch National School Studios.
Safety ID Cards were recently sent home with the students, and were provided free of charge through Lifetouch National School Studios, featuring your child’s current portrait and an introduction to the program. For additional information, please visit www.smilesafekids.com.
According to the Department of Justice, nearly 800,000 children are reported missing each year. While most missing children are found within a few hours, we know that any time apart from your child can be a stressful and terrifying experience. The SmileSafe Kids program will help your family in three ways:
1. Prevention – Discuss key safety practices with your family to help everyone stay safer.
2. Early Intervention – The enclosed safety ID cards will help authorities start an accurate, on-site search if you become separated from your child. Keep one in your wallet or purse at all times.
3. Rapid Response – If your child is missing and you do not have a current portrait for use in search efforts, you can call NCMEC’s toll-free hotline (1-800-THE-LOST) and provide the ID number featured on the cards for 24/7 assistance.
At Flocktown-Kossmann School, the health and well-being of your child are top priorities. We’re proud to be a partner in the SmileSafe Kids program, one of the nation’s largest child safety initiatives.