Stay Alert Letter to Parents and Students

Stay Alert School Safety Program
Posted on 01/10/2019
Stay Alert School Safety Program
Dear Parents & Students,
According to the 2017 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, some startling facts regarding student safety were analyzed in the 12 months preceding the survey from Texas students in grades 9-12. As a reminder, River Road ISD participates in the StayALERT School Safety Program. This program offers students and parents alike a place to voice their concerns anonymously if they so choose.
According to the 2017 Texas High School Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System Data:
8% of Texas students did not go to school because they felt unsafe at school or on their way to or from school. 18.8% of Texas students reported being bullied on school property, while 14.7% reported being bullied electronically. 20.9% of Texas students were in a physical fight. 34.2% of students in Texas felt sad or hopeless and 26.7% were offered, sold or given an illegal drug on school property.
We hope that this data sheds a light on the importance of being vigilant in reporting safety concerns.
To make a report:
Call or Text 1-206-406-6485
You can also report Online at
or, you may send an email to
Remember, you are the eyes in helping keep our schools safe!
Thank you,
River Road ISD Administration
Resource: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System