The safety of our students is of the utmost importance at Abernethy. To achieve our goal of having a safe and secure environment, Abernethy has implemented several safety procedures.
All adult visitors to the school are required to sign in at the school office and pick up a Visitor identification badge.
Safe Routes to School
Abernethy is one of eight pilot schools working with the City of Portland Office of Transportation on the Safe Routes to School Program. The program is designed to improve traffic safety in our neighborhoods, provide healthy oportunities for kids while reducing traffic congestion and pollution.
Teaching "neighborhood" safety in the classroom
Teachers and administrators strive to impress upon students the need for careful and alert conduct while in the community. This instruction includes information about not talking to or accepting rides from strangers and encouraging students to use a "buddy" system when going to the store, playing in the neighborhood or participating in other activities.
The Portland Public School's Police Department, in cooperation with Abernethy school, organizes a volunteer Junior Safety Patrol program. The Patrol's responsibility is to ensure safe passage for students going to and from school. With the exception of late arrival days, the Patrol attends safety lanes from 8:30 - 8:45 AM and 3:00 - 3:10 PM.
Conflict or disagreement is normal and often happens when children get together. However, hurtful words, gestures, or using one's muscles are not acceptable ways to deal with conflict and disagreement at school. Our goal at Abernethy school is to empower students with the ability to determine their own behavior, encourage internal control, and take ownership of their problems. Students will gain responsibility for the following expectations:
- Be Respecful
- Be Responsible
- Be Safe