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School Safety Message 

Future Apostle Academy takes its responsibility for safeguarding children very seriously. We want to assure all parents and guardians that we are vigilant and proactive here and the safety of our students and staff are concerned. We have multiple safety measures in place to help prevent and prepare for an emergency. All staff members in our school, including all teachers and administrators practice active shooter training. We have crisis plans in place for our building to deal with emergency situations. Members of our staff have been trained to recognize and address signs of trauma in our students so we can work closely with them, providing the necessary support and interventions they need while ensuring the safety of all students. 

Teachers and Administrators in our buildings are available to help students who have been affected by news of any school-related tragedy. If your child would like to speak to someone at school about his or her feelings, concerns or fears, please let us know, or encourage him or her to reach out to a trusted adult. Our teachers are also watchful of signs of students in distress, and actively work to ensure they get the support they need. It is critical that our students feel safe at school so they are free to learn

As parents and guardians, you play perhaps the most important role in helping your children process their emotions when there is news of a tragedy at a school. Here are some strategies to consider: 

  • If possible, increase your availability if your child wants to talk about his/her concerns. 

  • Reduce access to media and repeated images of children and families in crisis. 

  • Ask older children to be mindful of discussions that could be upsetting to younger children. 

  • Remind your child that a lot of things are done to ensure their school is a safe place and that the adults there can be counted on for support. 

For additional resources, we recommend the National Association of School Psychologists website. 

Please be assured that the FAA staff has the safety and welfare of your child in mind at all times. We will work together to make sure that our procedures for preventing and dealing with dangerous situations are as strong as possible, and that our children are protected. The more we work together with students, parents, staff, community members and law enforcement, the stronger and safer we are as a community. 

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