Walking the Beat with Deputy Gabe (04/07/23)

Walking the Beat with Deputy Gabe

Sorry, did somebody say April 7th? How did this happen? It is so exciting to see how close we are getting to graduation day. I love being here, but I love seeing our students celebrating that day and preparing for new challenges and adventures. A few more weeks, Spartans!!!

As we get closer to the end of the school year, I think it is essential to talk to our students about how to spend their time off. Encourage your student to stay busy and entertained. A lot of the time, getting bored is what gets some of our children in trouble. I’ve had a chance to speak to a few of them about summer activities, how to be safe, and more.

I’ve also had an opportunity to talk to a few of our students about how to be kind. I was able to sit with a couple of students that people follow a lot in the halls. I wanted to encourage them to show kindness to others and to reach out to students that are often alone. I explained to these students how much of a difference they would make if they did a simple act of kindness. It is incredible how people are always watching, and somebody’s life could change thanks to them.

Now, on a different note, let’s talk again about keeping our hands to ourselves (themselves). During a recent assembly, I explained to our students the consequences of touching someone inappropriately. I was very specific about some of the behavior that I have been witnessing in the halls. Even though we spoke about all this, it seems like some students heard, “Keep doing it.” I am in the halls, and I keep observing students grabbing and touching each other. I try to address the issue immediately, but sometimes it is impossible. So, with that in mind, please talk to your student about this. They might think they are being funny, and their friends are ok with this, but all it takes is for one person to have a bad day and make things worse. So, what’s a better solution? “Keep hands to yourself.” Hopefully, they get the message, and misunderstandings are avoided.

Thank you for your continuous support. Let’s keep working hard to keep our students safe! I am very thankful for having the opportunity to be part of your student’s story. If you have questions about anything, please email me at gabe.uribe@https://stemk12.org, and I’ll get back to you as soon as possible. Hug your loved ones…smile at a stranger.


Be safe!

Deputy Gabe

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