Sandy Creek Central School District
For the Safety of Our Children
The Sandy Creek Central School District recognizes that the safety of our children is a responsibility of the entire community. We offer this link on our website to promote this safety.
We have recently become aware of a new program that Oswego County uses to alert residents of registered Sex Offenders currently residing in the Sandy Creek Central School District and the County of Oswego.
Detailed information regarding Oswego County Sex Offenders is available at the Oswego County Sheriffs Office website:
This website allows you the user to register to receive alerts as to sex offenders moving into you immediate neighborhood.
Detailed information regarding sex offenders is also available at the New York State Division of Criminal Justice website:
or Call 1-800-262-3257
The district takes this matter very seriously. This is a good opportunity to review pertinent rules of safety with your children. We recommend that you periodically remind your child about:
- Being very careful about strangers
- Keeping a safe distance from vehicles
- Not getting close to a vehicle when a stranger is asking for information
- Never walking alone
- Telling an adult if anything unusual happens
The New York State Sex Offender Registration Act ("SORA") permits local law enforcement agencies to disseminate information to the community concerning Level 3 and Level 2 registered sex offenders.
According to SORA, there are 2 reportable classifications of sex offenders.
|Level 3||Level 2|
|Risk of Repeat Offense||High||Moderate|
|The law provides disclosure of:||
The District provides this information for:
- Our faculty and staff. Staff members are instructed to report any observation of a suspicious nature on or near our grounds or in any proximity to our children.
- Parents and guardians, so that they may take appropriate actions to protect the safety of their children.
What children need to know:
- Be careful around strangers.
- Keep a safe distance from cars.
- Not to move toward a car with a stranger asking directions.
- Always check first with you or a trusted adult before they go anywhere, accept anything, or get in a car with anyone. This applies to older children as well.
- Always take a friend and not go out alone when they go places or play outside.
- It's okay to say NO if someone tries to touch them or treats the in a way that makes them feel scared, uncomfortable, or confused and to get out of the situation as quickly as possible.
- Tell you or a trusted adult if they feel scared, uncomfortable, or confused.
- They have the right to be safe and there will always be someone to help them.
More information about the NYS Sex Offender Registry can be obtained by calling 1-800-262-3257or via the SORA website: http://www.criminaljustice.ny.gov/nsor/
Do you suspect abuse or maltreatment?
Contact: OCFS website http://ocfs.ny.gov/main/cps/
Call our Statewide Toll Free Telephone Number: 1-800-342-3720
If you are deaf or hard of hearing, call TDD/TTY at 1-800-638-5163 or have your Video Relay System provider call 1-800-342-3720
If you believe that a child is in immediate danger, call 911 or your local police department.