Dear Parents/Guardians:

The attached letter was received from the Islip School District this afternoon and disseminated to the surrounding districts. 

The situation lends itself to be a good opportunity for parents to review the importance of personal safety with their children and to remind children of all ages to always use a buddy system even if they are walking around neighborhood streets. 

1.    Walk together to and from school if transportation is not available.
2.    Never talk to or be lured by strangers, whether in a vehicle, on a bicycle or on foot.
3.    Observe and take note of any suspicious or unknown vehicles or individuals seen in the community.
4.    Encourage children to always inform trusted adults on any situations or incidents that make them feel uncomfortable.

Thank you for your time and attention to this matter. 

Very truly yours,

Mr. John V. Dolan
Superintendent of Schools