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Partners in Education Sanilac County Schools  
Subject: Prom and Graduation Awareness Letter   
Dear Partner,  
In an effort to educate parents and students regarding safety concerns that arise from the prom and graduation season, I have drafted a letter outlining several key safety points. In joining with the Sanilac County Underage Drinking Initiative and the school assembly focused Think First Program, we are setting out to educate and prevent tragic loss during this season of celebration. To assist in this endeavor of prevention, would you please partner with us by distributing this letter to high school students to help make the 2015 prom and graduation season a safe and successful one.   
Thank you for your cooperation in this matter.   
Yours in safety,     
Garry M. Biniecki Sheriff of Sanilac County      
   
SANILAC COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE 65 North Elk Street        Sandusky, Michigan   48471 Office: (810) 648-2000    Fax: (810) 648-5162     Emergency: 9-1-1       Garry M. Biniecki              Bradley A. Roff           SHERIFF                   UNDERSHERIFF March 30, 2015  
Dear Parents & Students,  With the arrival of springtime, also begins the festivities of proms, graduations, and open-houses for the Sanilac County communities.  While these events can be joyous and exciting, they can also be the most devastating.  For parents, the primary prom-related concerns are the risky behaviors associated with driving under the influence of alcohol.  Prom night can often be linked with drunken-driving injuries and deaths. With your help we have recognized a drastic reduction over the past several years. Again, I would like to make safety awareness the foremost factor during these events.    Listed below is a checklist for you and your teen(s) to discuss, so both parents and students will have a mutual understanding of safety precautions and responsibilities during these events:   • Know who will be driving; Is your teen driving or someone else; accentuate the importance of the responsibility the driver has undertaken. • If your teen is driving; Keep a list of names & phone numbers of each passenger, along with names & addresses of all parents; discuss with your child the importance of keeping focused on the traffic and to steer the vehicle with both hands.   • Insist the radio be kept at a low volume to minimize distractions for the driver. • Require all passengers to buckle-up their seatbelt, seatbelts do save lives and this is a Law not a request, a citation will be issued if ignored. • Have the location of the prom & any addresses of after-parties your child plans to attend. • Discuss the dangers of drinking & driving while under the influence and don’t be vague, teen drivers are involved in more than five  (5) times as many fatal crashes as adults, also the Zero Intolerance Law will be strictly enforced by Law Enforcement.   • Discuss with your teen how to handle difficult situations such as; Being offered a ride by an intoxicated driver; offered alcohol or drugs; or pressured to have sex; emphasize the need for your child to make good decisions. • Advise your teen you will be available at any time they need help; This include.

 

ANNOUNCEMENT

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2017

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Events for today:           Football      Var             at Memphis 7:00, leave at 5:15

Events for Saturday:     X-Country   Var             at Lakers 9:30, leave at 7:00 AM

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Quote of the day:  “If you don’t have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?” ~ John Wooden

 

Random Fact:  My guess is that about 75% of you tried to lick your elbow.

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Student section shirts are here, come check them out in the office.  You can have your own for $15.00.  Sizes go fast, so don’t wait!!

 

The NHS with be sponsoring a Blood Drive on Monday in the Band Room, if you would like to donate please see a NHS Officer:  Alexandra Hanson, Jared McPhail, Erika Troia or Garrett Kunitz. 

 

NHS Members:  We need help with the tailgate dinner on September, 29th  Pink Out Game.  One group to help from 3:30-5:30 and another group from 5:30-7:30 a sign-up sheet is in Mrs. Blake’s room on the counter.    Also the Senior Citizen Prom is Wednesday, November 1st from 1 – 3.  Stop by and sign up and you will need a driving pass. 

 

SENIORS: Mrs. Harnden is taking the Senior class to see a Shakespeare play on Friday, Oct. 27.  See her for a permission slip.  $8 and the permission slips are due by Friday.

 

Reminder to 8th and 9th graders, please turn your recipes in as soon as possible to Mrs. Geiger.  We need to get them collected so we can have things finished by our Craft Show Fundraiser.  You can turn in more than one card.  If you need more cards, please stop by Mrs. Geiger’s room.

 

High School and Junior High Quiz Bowl teams are being formed. If you are interested, sign-up in the main office from now until next week Friday. 

 

All your yearbooks should have been distributed to those who had purchased them last year. There are very few left over, if you would like to purchase a yearbook they are $55 and see Mrs. Hayward as soon as possible. Once they're gone they're gone forever.

 

Pink out shirts are here.  Buy yours for $15.00 and it will get you into the football game next week Friday.  Sizes are limited, so get yours today.

 

Senior float building will start Sunday, October 1st at noon at Dana McPhail’s house.

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