God is our refuge and strength, a very present[ help in trouble. Psalm 46:1
Developing the best strategies for learning and safety is CCA’s top priority. This Friday is a day off for students, but our teachers will be working and planning together, including reviewing our safety protocols to make sure that all aspects of our drills and communications reflect best practices.
CCA maintains a Crisis Management Plan with procedures to protect our students, faculty, and staff, and assure families that everything possible is done to ensure the safety of our students.
All school doors are locked; access is granted through a school code, which is active only during hours of operation. Anyone other than students wishing to enter the school must use one of the two front school entrances. All parents, guardians, and visitors to the school are required to check in at the K-8 or high school office. Unidentifiable visitors are not allowed entrance to our buildings until we have confirmed the nature of their request. Should an intruder enter one of our buildings by force, we are equipped with a panic button in each school office. Once activated, lights flash in each building’s hallway, a loud siren sounds, and the police are immediately dispatched as part of a high-priority emergency response.
The campus has an established and customized emergency response plan with procedures designed to protect students and staff during emergency situations. Safety and fire drills are held at regular intervals throughout the year as an important safety precaution. Teachers and staff instruct students according to CCA safety procedures, and all students follow the system of drills and safety procedures in the Crisis Management Plan.
To ensure the safety of every student, CCA safety and security practices are rooted in the four phases of emergency management: 1) Mitigation, 2) Preparedness, 3) Response, and 4) Recovery. In the event of a school-wide emergency, school officials will communicate with parents in every form possible. In the event of an off-campus evacuation, we have established designated assembly sites, the location of which will be communicated to parents as part of the recovery plan.
We pray that we will never experience any emergency situation beyond our drills, but we are thankful we have these protocols in place, just in case.
Should you have any additional questions regarding our plans, please contact me directly at the number below.
Who likes good food?! You’ll find an array of restaurants represented at this year’s auction including:
Anthony’s at Point Defiance
BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse
Katie Downs Waterfront
Monday, March 6
FT: HS Modern World Class to Museum of History and Industry 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Friday, March 10
No School – Teacher Inservice Day
Saturday, March 11
HS Tolo – 100 Bldg. LR 8:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 12
Daylight Savings begins
Clocks move 1 hour forward
Friday, March 17
K-8 Class Pictures
Saturday, March 18
CCA Dinner Auction, LeMay Collections at Marymount, Doors Open @ 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday, March 7
5/6 Girls Basketball vs. Buena Vista – 4:00 p.m.
5/6 Boys Basketball vs. Buena Vista – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, March 8
MS 7/8 Basketball Awards – LR, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 9
5/6 Girls Basketball @ Zion
5/6 Boys Basketball @ Zion
Saturday, March 11
HS Baseball Jamboree @ RAC in Lacey 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Monday, March 13
HS Baseball @ Rainier Christian
4:00 – 7:30 p.m.