We recognize that in any disaster our ultimate strength and provision come from God. Psalm 91:1-2 reminds us, "He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, My refuge and my fortress, my God in whom I trust." Yet we also believe that God desires us to be prudent stewards of all that He has entrusted us, being "prepared in and out of season" (II Timothy 4:2) to provide for the needs of the students and staff.
In the event of an emergency, the school staff is prepared to attend to the students until they can be picked up. WCCA considers emergency preparedness a priority by maintaining the supplies in the teachers' emergency backpacks and in the storage bins. These provisions include such items as first aid supplies, emergency food and water, blankets, shelter, etc.
School personnel have been trained in CPR, First Aid, and Emergency Preparedness. In the event of a disaster, school staff are designated as Disaster Service Workers, and must remain with your children at all times for up to 72 hours after the emergency.
We are proud to be able to serve you and your children and we will continually strive to provide a safe learning environment for them.
The safety of your child and all children in our school as well as the safety of the school staff and support personnel is very important to us. In order to maintain a safe environment for our children to study and learn, it is necessary that we practice our emergency and crisis response plans by having drills designed to exercise our procedures.
We will be conducting various drills throughout the school year. The students and staff of our school will be practicing 3 primary emergency drills each year. They are “FIRE DRILLS”; “LOCKDOWN DRILLS”; and “SHELTER-IN-PLACE DRILLS”. Each type of drill is explained below.
We want each student to understand and be aware of the importance of this drill and not be afraid when the fire alarm is sounded. By practicing they will know what to do and how to do it.
This type of drill will secure the school building and safely shelter all students, staff and visitors inside the building. The purpose of this drill is to keep the students safe from any danger outside or inside the building. During a “lockdown drill” all of the perimeter doors to the school building will be locked and will remain locked until the danger or issue outside or inside the building is removed. To enable everyone to remain safe, no one will be allowed to enter the building or leave the building until the authorities authorize such a release.
The purpose of this drill is to be prepared to move to a safe location within the building in case of severe weather or air quality.