October 19, 2015
Safety and Security -- our Priority!
During the 1st Quarter, our faculty, staff, and students have all participated in a fire drill and building evacuation. Since then we have met with our local fire department, police officials and U.S. Embassy Security Office to reinforce the steps that need to be taken during an emergency. As a result of our collaboration, we are visited daily by a Clayton police officer on foot patrol. We know that this partnership will be to the benefit of the safety of all of our students. Several of our staff attended a table top exercise with the U.S. Embassy and have brought back suggestions that have been incorporated into our safety and security protocols. This week we are sharing out the protocols with staff and have a dynamic exercise planned to emphasize the components of the plan. After all of our faculty and staff are trained we will continue to have drills during the quarter. In January 2016 our faculty and staff will be trained by a U.S. Policeman on a live shooter on campus situation. This is not to alarm anyone, but it is important for us to know what to do. Readiness can save lives!
High School Principal's Meeting
On Friday, October 9, Balboa Academy High School had its first "Coffee with the Principal." The purpose of the event was to help improve communication between parents and the High School. Topics such as 1st quarter achievements and upcoming events were discussed. Parents were also given time to share their concerns and ideas on how to improve the education of their children.
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