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Westerville Safety City

Note: You will be able to choose from six morning sections and six afternoon sections. You can sign up with friends as long as there are openings in that class. We cannot accommodate specific time or class requests.  All classrooms are together and children often interact with other classrooms throughout the day. (Sections are named Police Badge, Fire Hat. Light Bulb, Bike Helmet, Stop Sign, and School Bus).

2020 Registration Link

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Westerville Safety City
June 1 - 12, 2020

For more information: westervillesafetycity.com

What is Safety City?

Westerville Safety City is a program designed to teach students entering kindergarten in the fall about a variety of safety issues. Each student is taught basic rules of traffic and pedestrian safety, fire prevention, school bus safety, poison prevention, animal safety, gun safety, water safety, and stranger awareness.  The program is operated by a non-profit organization. This organization coordinates the cooperative efforts of a variety of Westerville entities including the Westerville Divisions of Fire, Police and Communications. The Westerville City Schools participate by allowing the use of their facilities for the program.  


Who can attend Safety City?

Students that will be attending Kindergarten in the fall of this year are eligible. Students are eligible to attend the program once and may not repeat it without prior approval. The program can accommodate 360 students each year.

When and where is it held? 

Safety City will be presented at Robert Frost Elementary, 720 N. Spring Road. The class meets Monday through Friday for two weeks, June 1 – 12, 2020. Children attend either the morning session, 9:30 am to 11:30 am or the afternoon session, 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm. Graduation ceremonies are held the last day of the program at Westerville North High School. Families are invited to the graduation. Families are invited to the graduation.

Who teaches Safety City and what will my child be doing?

Experienced teachers instruct the children in a classroom situation. Qualified teenage helpers assist each teacher. Members of the Westerville Fire and Police Divisions are in attendance each day. Some activities include a school bus ride, puppet show, snack time (nut free), fire station visit, police cruiser tour, and activities in Safety Town.

How do I register my child and what is the cost to participate?

You must register using the link above. 
Online registration begins April 20, 2020.  Safety City is a popular program and spots fill up quickly. You will receive an email confirmation upon successful enrollment in the program.

The registration fee must be paid by credit card only through our web site. The fee includes a student Safety City T-shirt.  Fees for 2020 Safety City will be $75 for persons living with the Westerville School District or city limits. Non-resident fees for the program are $85. We accept Visa, MasterCard, and Discover.  No checks will be accepted.

Registration will remain open until the program fills up. Beginning May 11, 2020 a late fee of $10 will be added to registration fee. Registration will close when full or when classes begin.  

To complete your registration process, you will need a credit card, parent contact information, emergency contacts, child’s medical history and preferred physician, child’s shirt size, and person(s) you will authorize to pick-up your child during Safety City.

The registration is non-transferable. Refunds are permitted until May 1st minus a $15 processing fee. After May 1st the registration fee is non-refundable.

Can I sign up with a friend?

You will be able to choose from six morning sessions and six afternoon sessions. You can choose the same class as long as there are openings in that class. We cannot accommodate specific time or class requests.  All classrooms are together and children often interact with other classrooms throughout the day. (Sections are named Police Badge, Fire Hat. Light Bulb, Bike Helmet, Stop Sign, and School Bus)

What if I want to sign up for class but I do not see it online?

Once a class fills up, you will not be able to choose that class as an option when registering.

Is transportation to and from Safety City provided?

Parents of students attending a daycare facility should contact their facility and arrange transportation to and from Safety City.  The facility should be listed as an authorized pick up on the registration form.

No registrations will be accepted by mail or in person. The only way to register this year is through our online application available at www.westervillesafetycity.com beginning April 20, 2020.

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