Did you know?
Our health and safety standards from Christian Schools of Florida require us to conduct monthly fire drills, an annual weather drill and four lock-down drills per school year?
We conduct these emergency drills in partnership with The Christ School and under the supervision of our campus security and facilities teams.
What if there was a real emergency on campus?
We have an emergency communication system in place that will notify you via text and email in the event of a true emergency. This is one reason why it is so important for you to let us know if your contact information changes at any point in the year. It is not our policy to provide prior or follow-up notice for drills.
How can I talk to my child or respond to their questions or anxiety about school safety?
For some children, even participation in a drill may cause some emotional distress, especially if it reminds them of a prior crisis event or if they otherwise are feeling vulnerable or anxious. As a parent, you are in the best position to help your child cope. Any conversation with a child must be developmentally appropriate.
Young children need brief simple information that should be balanced with reassurance. This includes informing children that their school and home are safe (once these are secure) and that adults are available to protect them. Young children often gauge how threatening or serious an event is by adult reactions. This is why, for example, parents are encouraged not to get overly emotional when saying goodbye on the first day of school. Young children respond well to basic assurance by adults and simple examples of school safety, like reminding them the exterior doors are locked.