As backpacks and lunches are packed and the finishing touches are put on the start of the day, emergency preparedness at school is probably the furthest thing from your mind. But it’s among the first things on our mind at Hillsdale Christian Academy Tampa.
Dictionary.com defines prepared as properly expectant, organized, or equipped; ready. At Hillsdale Christian Academy we aim to prepare our staff and students for any emergency situation that might arise. Parents are often unaware of security measures that are in place to ensure the safety of all staff and students.
What safety precautions does Hillsdale Christian Academy Practice?
HCA has developed a comprehensive emergency plan and has trained all its teachers and staff on the proper protocol in any situation. Lockdown, fire, and weather drills are conducted regularly throughout the year. Staff has also been trained in what to do in case of inclement weather, bomb threats, hazardous materials, and intruders.
Additionally, all Hillsdale Christian Academy teachers are CPR/First Aid certified.
The safety and security of the students at Hillsdale Christian Academy is one of our top priorities.
A true emergency can be an emotional event for a young child. Next week we will discuss some way you can talk age-appropriately with your child about safety at school and what to do in case of an emergency.
And if you are looking for a Tampa Christian School, Tampa VPK or Tampa preschool that places a high priority on security and emergency preparedness, please contact us for more information and to schedule a tour.