The First Academy employs a team of professionals with decades of safety experience providing a safe, world class experience for your children. In addition to a wide-ranging safety team, The First Academy employs Orlando Police officers during all school hours and events.
In addition to our personnel, our campus is equipped with high-end monitored security, fire, lightning detection and gate systems; as well as and advanced camera monitoring. Furthermore, The First Academy requires Tier II Employee Background Checks, as well as background checks for all volunteers, and an ID Based Screening System for all guests.
Should you have any questions, please direct your attention to Brian Rose, Assistant Head of School and Director of Safety & Security.
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The following resources are designed with the Safety of our students in mind:
In the event of a school emergency, we will notify our families via email, text, social media, and both on this page and the homepage of our website. We ask that families follow all instructions communicated by The First Academy during all emergency situations.
The First Academy acknowledges its responsibility to permit students, parents/guardians, family members, employees, and community members with disabilities to be accompanied by a “service animal” consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) on school property or at school activities.
A “service animal” is an animal that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of assisting or accommodating a disabled person’s sensory, mental, or physical disability. The animal must be trained to engage in specific actions or tasks to assist its handler with a disability. The work or tasks performed by a service animal must be directly related to the individual’s disability. An animal whose sole function is as a pet or to provide comfort or emotional support does not qualify as a service animal under this Regulation or law.
ALL OTHER ANIMALS ON CAMPUS
With the exception of service animals, animals are not allowed on campus during school hours (i.e., solely for educational purposes / Gatorland) unless specifically approved by the Assistant Head of School. Many animals, while well-behaved normally, may act aggressively under the increased input of a school campus where students and adults are moving constantly. School hours are meant to include classroom periods, the period of time before and after school when students are entering and exiting the school, and during after-school activities when students are present.
Parents or guardians walking their animals and the student as part of the arrival or departure process must keep their animals off the school grounds. Animals remaining in vehicles while visiting the campus are not restricted except that owners should keep windows and other openings restricted to prevent children from reaching into the vehicle.
Purpose: in the event of a major crisis on our school campus, the following policy and procedures will provide for a safe and secure location away from the scene and enable a safe and secure transfer of the students to their parents or guardians.
Parent Expectations: Bring Identification to check in and be patient. Reunification is a process that protects both the safety and security of the students. Reunification provides for an accountable change of custody from the school to a recognized custodial parents or guardians.
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