Safety

We strive to make CCA a safe school for our students, staff and visitors. There are a number of things in place to help us in achieving this goal and we are continually working towards ways we can improve safety even more.

If you have questions regarding safety at CCA, please feel free to contact Stephanie Gates, CCA Principal at stephanie.gates@ccawenatchee.org.

EMERGENCY COMMUNICATION:

CCA utilizes Remind as a method of quick and effective direct communication with parents and guardians. It is important for parents and guardians to keep in close contact with the school to be informed of emergency situations.

SECURITY:

CCA exterior doors are kept locked during school hours, with the exception of the front entry doors which are unlocked.

CCA classroom doors are configured with a "School Safe" lockdown device. This is an 'anti-latch' device that operates in conjunction with the door's existing lock. This device allows the door to be locked from within the classroom in seconds without opening the door, using a key, or leaving the classroom.

CCA's outdoor area covers 10-acres and is fully enclosed by chain link fence. This area includes the playground, outdoor basketball court, softball field and soccer/flag football field.

CLOSED-CAMPUS POLICY:

CCA students are considered under CCA's responsibility when they are dropped off and/or arrive on campus. Students are not allowed to leave campus during school hours including study hall periods. Campus is defined as the back of the church and Community Service center on the east, Academy Street on the north, and the lower playground area to the west. Parents of students in grades 6-8 or grades 9-12 may give permission for their student to leave campus as provided within the Off-Campus Permission Form available here.

CAMERA SURVEILLANCE:

CCA employs camera surveillance equipment for security purposes. This equipment records video only and may or may not be monitored at any time. Surveillance cameras are for the express use of CCA staff and not for public use.

Surveillance cameras will generally be utilized in public areas where there is no reasonable expectation of privacy. Public areas may include building entrances, hallways, parking lots, front offices, gymnasium, and cafeteria.

Surveillance cameras will not be installed in “private” areas such as restrooms, locker rooms, changing areas, private offices (unless consent is given by the office owner), and K-12 classrooms.

STAFF TRAINING AND SAFETY SUPPLIES:

CCA staff are trained to assist with emergencies during regular school hours and are certified in CPR/First Aid/AED/Bloodborne Pathogens. Each classroom is equipped with the CCA Emergency Procedure Flip Chart, a fire extinguisher and a disaster backpack containing emergency supplies including a first aid kit, water, snacks, grade-appropriate activities, and parent/guardian contact information.

SAFETY PROCEDURES AND DRILLS:

Several times each school year, CCA staff review school safety procedures. Together with CCA staff, students practice emergency drills regularly throughout the school year. CCA's safety program includes the Standard Response Protocol (SRP) which is based on four actions: Lockout, Lockdown, Evacuate and Shelter. Students are taught the procedures for the various emergency drills that take place, including weather events, fire, accidents, intruders, and other threats to student safety.

AED (AUTOMATIC EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATOR):

CCA has placed an AED in the following location: In the hallway just before entering the gym, mounted to the wall. The AED is in an alarmed cabinet. When the cabinet door is opened, a loud alarm will sound which alerts those nearby that there is a potential emergency.

CCA staff are trained to assist with an AED emergency during regular school hours. After school hours this is a public access defibrillation (PAD) program. If you suspect someone is experiencing a sudden cardiac arrest please feel free to use the equipment at our school. Good Samaritan laws protect the layperson in a life-saving attempt, although we recommend becoming trained in CPR/AED as an investment in your health and the health of others.

SAFETY COMMITTEE

CCA's Safety Committee meets periodically to review safety procedures and safety measures that are in place. The Safety Committee also researchs and investigates new ways to strengthen safety at school.