August 17, 2016 | Dr. Whitaker |
Yesterday, at approximately 12:00pm, The First Academy’s safety team responded to a student incident on our campus. At the time of the incident, the school campus was experiencing inclement weather. This morning, the mother shared with us “that [the student] rested comfortably last night and is doing very well. The doctors weren’t able to determine exactly what happened yesterday, but we are thankful that he was released from the hospital today. We’re hopeful that he’ll return to school this week. I appreciate everyone at The First Academy for their prayers and love. I would also like to thank the EMS workers and first responders at The First Academy for their wonderful response to yesterday’s incident.”
The First Academy is very thankful for our campus safety team who engaged the student immediately, as well as the professional EMS workers who were on campus within minutes. We are grateful for the lightning alert system that was in place and working properly. As with every student incident on campus, our safety team conducts a thorough review of all safety policies and procedures and their implementation.
As mentioned previously, the safety of our students is our highest concern. We will continue to keep our school families updated on our safety policies and procedures through internal communications.
The First Academy is a Christ-centered, college-preparatory school serving over 1,450 Central Florida students across four academic divisions – Upper School (9th-12th), Middle School (7th-8th), Lower School (K4-6th), and the Extended Educational Programs (Preschool, Homeschool, and Special Needs).