2024 Amherst Safety Town Registration is Now Open

Registration for the 2024 Amherst Safety Town classes being held in June is now open. Children must be entering Kindergarten in the Amherst School District this fall or reside within the City of Amherst and attending kindergarten elsewhere.

The Registration Packet below includes an Information sheet along with the Registration and KidPrint forms. PARENTS, PLEASE READ OVER THE INFORMATION SHEET FOR IMPORTANT DETAILS REGARDING THE SAFETY TOWN PROGRAM.  This information sheet should contain answers to any questions you may have.

2024 Amherst Safety Town Registration and KidPrint Form

Safety Town is a 5-day interactive educational program that is designed to educate children on a variety of safety topics and techniques that can be utilized in real life situations.  Children are given basic instruction on traffic, train, and pedestrian safety, emergencies and 911 use, stranger danger, gun and seat belt safety, and school bus procedures and safety.  There will also be a visit to the fire station for a day spent learning fire safety with members of our fire department.  Also, an important goal is for each child to be able to state their full name, address and phone number and we ask that parents work with their child prior to attending.

Class instruction will be directed by School Resource Officers, Ryan Lamb and Sean Gawlik, along with youth volunteers from the Amherst schools who will be present daily. The children will spend part of their days outdoors (weather permitting) learning how to stay safe in our mini town that includes crosswalks, traffic signals, and stop signs.  They will ride around the town on pedal cars with supervision from our staff.  The other part of their days will be spent indoors in a classroom setting.  Guest speakers from Lifecare Ambulance, 911, and Amherst School Transportation will also visit.