Safety Town Frequently Asked Questions

Safety Town 2022
  • What time does Safety Town begin and where is it this year?

    The Safety Town program begins at 8:45 am and ends at 11:45 am. These hours are set to fit better with camps that begin at 9:00 so you're not delivering your other children late.

    The Safety Town Full Day Camp is open from 7:30 am to 5:30 pm. Please note: If you drop your child off after 8:15 am, you will need to wait for the Safety Town drop off, which begins at 8:35 am.

    This year Safety Town is at Dicken Elementary School, 2135 Runnymede Blvd.

    What does my child need to bring? 

    All children bring a fruit or veggie snack and a water bottle every day along with an extra set of clothes, just in case. Please put these in a backpack or easy-to-carry bag with your child's name on it. Please apply sunscreen before your child arrives.

    Full day campers will also bring a lunch and an additional fruit or veggie snack, if desired.

    Where do we drop our children off?

    Due to COVID-19 restrictions, families may not enter the building. You may drop your child off at one of two main school entrances up to 10 minutes before Safety Town begins. These entrances will be clearly marked and information about specific drop off locations will be sent in the parent email prior to the start of Safety Town. In addition, Safety Town staff will be meeting children at entrances and escorting them to their classrooms.

    When will I find out what room my child is in?

    We try to send out emails with all necessary details, including your classroom number, on the Thursday afternoon before camp begins the following Monday. In the event of a delay, we will send the information to you by Friday.

    Why can't you send out the room information earlier?

    Scheduling children in one of our 10 classrooms takes time and can be complicated. We're trying to place children with others going to their same school. We're also trying to place them with their friends if you've requested them. Some children are registering during this same time too.

    Why didn't I get an email?

    We sent you one and here are some of the reasons it might not get to you:

    • We have an incorrect email.
    • The email we have on file is not yours and belongs to your partner or spouse who wasn't expecting it and didn't share it with you.
    • It went to spam.
    • You didn't include an email for your child's registration and we didn't notice.

    Did I turn in all of my forms?

    When you register, we ask you all the questions we need for permissions, waivers and emergency contacts. However, if your child has any special needs, including allergies, you will need to complete additional forms. Check HERE for other potential forms.

    What if some of this information changes or I miss filling something out?

    Sometimes you don't know the answers to everything when you register. If something changes or needs updating, email us with this information at safetytown@aaps.k12.mi.us We will answer and let you know we've received it and correct your information in our system. Please note that we will NOT know this information unless you share it with us.

    How can I know what the daily schedule is?

    The daily schedule for Safety Town can be found HERE.

    What is the Smoke House and what happens in it?

    Click HERE for more information.

    Will my child be screened for COVID-19 each day?

    All families will receive a waiver during registration detailing the required pre-screening procedures. You may also find the daily pre-screening checklist HERE.

    I need to talk with someone at Safety Town. What number should I call?

    Please call 734-994-2300 x 0 if you have any questions. If your question cannot be answered right away, it will be shared with Safety Town staff and they will reach out to you as soon as possible.

    What's that Friday parent-only program I heard about?

    In the past, we have had a short informative presentation by AAPD on Gun Safety and Tricky Adults. This presentation will be held outdoors for parents, weather permitting. If we are rained out, we will share videos with families on these topics. These plans will be communicated with families via email during your child’s week-long session.

    Do they still have a graduation on Friday?

    No, we do not hold a formal graduation. We are proud of all your child has learned and hope that they have been sharing some of it with you. Current COVID-19 restrictions prevent us from holding classroom presentations, but we will inform families if these restrictions change.

    I need to cancel my camp. How do I do that?

    This information is found on Rec & Ed's website HERE.

    Have a Question about Safety Town that's not answered here? Please email us at safetytown@aaps.k12.mi.us