Dear Parents and Guardians,
We hope this letter finds you well. As the academic year progresses, we are rapidly approaching a significant event in our students' lives—the highly anticipated prom night. At Laurel Highlands, we prioritize the safety and well-being of our students, which is why we are reaching out to inform you about an important activity planned in preparation for prom.
In order to raise awareness about the potential dangers associated with reckless driving and to emphasize the importance of responsible decision-making, we will be organizing a mock accident demonstration. This demonstration will take place this morning (5/10/2023) and is intended exclusively for senior students. Its purpose is to provide a powerful visual reminder of the consequences that can arise from unsafe behavior behind the wheel.
Please be assured that this is a controlled and carefully planned exercise. We are working closely with local emergency services, including the police and paramedics, to ensure the utmost safety of our students and staff during the event. Qualified professionals will simulate the aftermath of a car accident, showing the potential outcomes and the subsequent response by emergency personnel.
We understand that such demonstrations can be distressing, and we want to emphasize that our intention is not to scare or traumatize students but to educate them about the very real risks associated with impaired driving, distracted driving, and other dangerous behaviors. By exposing them to a simulated accident scene, we hope to encourage responsible decision-making and remind our students to prioritize their safety and the safety of others.
We kindly request your support and cooperation in discussing this activity this evening with your child. Please remind them of the importance of making safe choices, not only during prom but in all aspects of life. We believe that by working together, we can empower our students to make responsible decisions and create a safe and memorable prom experience.
Should you have any questions or concerns regarding the mock accident demonstration or any other prom-related matters, please do not hesitate to contact us. We greatly value your involvement in your child's education and appreciate your partnership in fostering a culture of safety and responsibility.
In closing, we would like to thank all of our local police, fire, and EMS services for their help and support in making this experience available for our students.
Thank you for your attention and support.
Mr. John Diamond, Principal
Laurel Highlands High School