Red Cross “When I am in charge” class for ages 8-11

TIS will host two Red Cross "When I Am In Charge" classes on campus.

Friday, October 22nd, 5 - 7:30pm in the TIS Music Room (must register by Oct 19)
Sunday, October 24th, 1- 3:30pm in the TIS Gym (must register by Oct 21)

Cost: $18.00

This course is targeted at enhancing your child’s self reliance in preventing and preparing for emergencies, it teaches children the skills they need to be safe and make lifesaving decisions if they find themselves without immediate adult supervision. Parents are encouraged to attend the final half-hour of the class to watch the safety video and participate in role playing activity.

Participants will:

  • Role play answering the phone and door

  • Discuss gun and internet safety

  • Discuss personal safety and first aid situations

  • Receive a participation guide, notepads and blank emergency phone lists.


Frequently asked question: If it is unlawful in Oregon to leave a child under the age of 10 unattended in or at any place for such period of time as may be likely to endanger the health or welfare of a child, why do you allow children as young as age eight to attend the “When I'm in Charge” class?

Answer: To teach youth potentially life saving skills and strategies on preventing, preparing for, and responding to emergencies if a parent or guardian is not immediately available; and to educate parents about the importance of providing their children with these life saving skills.

To register your 8 - 11 year old, contact TIS parent Cheryl Meloy at clmeloy@comcast.net. Please indicate date and name of child(ren) attending. Each class needs at least 10 – 20 maximum participants. Friends of TIS students may attend – no children under age 8 years old. Payment can be made to Cheryl Meloy at the class.