Student Health and Safety are important at NCA!
We use three guiding principles that are reflected through our Health and Safety program.
- Individualized Care: we strive to know and understand each child.
- Systematic Planning: we strive to meet student needs through systems and routines.
- Preparing for the unexpected: safety training throughout the school year.
There are systems that care for the health and safety of each individual through screening and preparing for the unexpected.
- EMT or RN on duty every day.
- All staff trained in CPR, First Aid, allergies, emergency preparedness, and bloodborne pathogens.
- Strict compliance with child immunization standards, infectious disease control, and county health district reporting.
- The health committee meets to plan and discuss the health program at NCA.
- Student injuries and illnesses are reported, documented and reviewed monthly for patterns.
- Playground equipment and ground cover are checked monthly.
- Recess staff to student ratio far exceeds other local schools’ protocol.
- Monthly emergency drills (fire drills, earthquake drill, lockdown, and shelter in place)
- Crisis management contingency plans are in place for various disasters. Supplies, equipment, and food are stocked and ready. An emergency manual is in order with trained personnel in place.
- Background checks for all school volunteers and staff. We require state and nation screening.
- During school hours, each visitor is screened. They must pass the school gate guardian at the front desk and wear a name badge.
- Partnership and regular visits from various public safety officials.