Campus Security

EMERGENCY EVACUATION PROCEDURE 
 
Building evacuation procedures are practiced on a regular basis. Instructions for evacuation will be given before the first drill. When you hear the evacuation signal, walk in a single file line to the nearest exit. The first person will hold the door. Students will follow teachers’ direction according to room location. Talking is not permitted. After the last person is out, the person holding the door must turn out the lights and close the door. Walk away from the building to the designated location (the front yard across from the main office doors). Teachers will take roll call. When the whistle signals “All Clear”, students may return to the building in a single file line without talking. Updates will be posted on Social media is an emergency is in fact happening to let the families now that everyone is OK. When and if time permits and email will be sent out to all parents of the emergency and next steps. Parents do not come by the school wishing to pick up your kids during and emergency. You will be notified if the children have been released for pick up. 
 
CALLING CODES/ LOCK-DOWN PROCEDURES
 
If a Code is called over the walkie or phone intercom system, teachers must adhere to the following procedures. The safety and well-being of the students is the primary focus. Teachers are prohibited to leave their classroom or use their phones to rely messages outside of the school. 
 
CODE YELLOW

 

 

 

A Code Yellow is a serious situation that requires all students to stay in the classroom. There should be no student traffic in the hallways. Designated staff will lock and check hallways. Students in hallways will be brought to the nearest classroom. Please observe the following steps: 
 
1. Lock the classroom door

2. Alert office of any students not in the classroom

3. Continue teaching

4. No one leaves the classroom until the Code Yellow is lifted 
 
CODE RED

 

A Code Red is an extreme situation that means a danger of serious or deadly force exists on campus. This could include an unauthorized individual on campus, gun/weapon, hostage situation, or campus riot. Every teacher should remain calm and focused. Designated staff will lock and check hallways. Students in hallways will be brought to the nearest classroom. Please observe the following steps: 
 
1. Lock the classroom door. If the door cannot be locked, escort students to nearest lockable room

2. Do not allow anyone to leave the room

3. Stop teaching

4. Move all students to corner farthest from windows and door

5. Turn off lights in classroom and workroom

6. Alert office of any students not in the classroom

7. If there is no immediate danger within your classroom, place a green sheet of construction paper with Room # ½ way under your door. Also place a green sheet with Room # in an outside window if your room has one

8. Do not unlock your door for anyone except Administration or a Police Officer with I.D.

9. If you observe anything unusual, notify the office immediately

10. If an evacuation is ordered, collect attendance documents and move to the evacuation zone in an orderly manner and follow fire drill procedures

11. Remain with students in corner until Code Red is lifted. An announcement will be made by an Administrator

 

DISCIPLINE POLICY  

 

The discipline philosophy at FSCA is based on the need for a proper working relationship between the home, the church, and the school. It is our conviction that the home was the first institution God established, and it is there the child learns patterns of behavior. In the home, the child learns a value system of right and wrong. When a child is taught proper discipline and respect at home, he/she is then ready to be educated and to develop the skills necessary to face life successfully. The church is the institution of God established for the express purpose of winning the unsaved to Christ and for the purpose of teaching/ training the saved. This includes the teaching of Biblical principles of living as found in the Bible. 

As we seek to provide a balance and a biblical discipline learning environment for the students of FSCA, we realize that man’s wisdom falls short of God’s standards. We do not claim to be perfect in all our decisions, but we do try to discipline in a way that is Biblical and teaches students the necessary lesson. As partners in the process of discipline, it is important that parents work cooperatively with the school for the good of the student. Since we teach the student to obey and submit to the parents, we find it imperative that the parent maintain that continuity by upholding and teaching the principles taught at school. Proper Christian educational and moral principles can only be attained through a well-disciplined program where there is cooperation between the parents and the school. As it relates to disciplinary decisions for disobedience to the Standards of Conduct for FSCA, the school administration will make the final decision concerning the disciplinary measures. There is not an appeal process once the decision has been made.

ANTI-BULLYING POLICY 

Bullying is considered a Category 2 Offense

Category 2: Actions of Misconduct: Student behavior that is either planned misconduct, and/or a more severe level of disobedience and insubordination towards a staff member, or disrespect to staff member and/or peer student. These actions include, but are not limited to:  
 
An offense requiring immediate removal from class, skipping class, leaving class/ campus without permission, disrespect/ insubordination, destruction/ defacing school or other’s property.

 

Instruction: teachers are to note in grade link and an incident report will be sent home with an assigned lunch detention. The second incident report will have the consequence of an after-school detention, and the third a Saturday school, the fourth an out of school suspension. 
 
Behavior that also includes, but not limited to:

 

Threats, bullying/ harassment, profanity or profane gestures/signs, profanity/ lewd language, rumors, taking God’s name in vain, visual or auditory presence of a cell phone.

 

Instruction: teachers are to note in grade link and an incident report will be sent home with an assigned after-school detention. The second incident report will have the consequence of a Saturday school, the third an out of school suspension (1-3 days), and the 4th a 10 day suspension with return dependent upon board review.

 

Anti-Bullying Parameters

Bullying behavior can be:

a. Verbal (name calling, teasing, abuse, putdowns, sarcasm, insults, threats)

b. Physical (hitting, punching, kicking, scratching, tripping, splitting)

c. Social (ignoring, excluding, ostracizing, alienating, making inappropriate gestures)

d. Psychological (spreading rumors, dirty looks, hiding or damaging possessions, malicious SMS and email messaging, in inappropriate use of camera phones)

 

It is important to note that conflict or fights between equals and single incidents are not defined as bullying. Bullying behavior is not:

o Students not getting along well

o A situation of mutual conflict

o Single episodes of nastiness or random acts of aggression or intimidation 

ELECTRONIC DEVICES AND TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES 
 
STUDENT ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY 
 
FSCA students are given access to the FSCA technology resources, electronic communication systems and electronic equipment. It is important that the applicable policies and agreement form is read and understood.  
 
Inappropriate use of FSCA technology resources may result in suspension or revocation of the privilege of using these resources, as well as other disciplinary or legal action, in accordance with applicable FSCA policies and laws. 
 
Students will use shared electronic equipment, which may have stored temporary Internet and electronic files of other users. Please note that the Internet is a network of many types of communication and information networks. It is possible that you may run across some materials you might find objectionable. While the Academy will use filtering technology to restrict access to such material, it is not possible to absolutely prevent such access. It will be your responsibility to follow the rules for appropriate use. If you are being issued an Academy technology device that can be used off campus, you will be given additional materials addressing the proper use, care, and return of these devices. 
 
As a user of the Academy technology resources, you will be able to access: 
 
• Student Wi-Fi

• A limited number of databases, libraries, and resources

• The Internet and other electronic information systems/networks, which can be used to communicate with schools, colleges, organizations, and individuals around the world 
 
RULES FOR APPROPRIATE USE 
 
• You may be assigned an individual account for hardware and Internet access, and you are responsible for not sharing the password for that account with others

• The account is to be for educational purposes

• You must comply with the Student Handbook, Code of Conduct and Federal and State law

• Remember that people who receive e-mail from you with a school address might think your message represents the school’s point of view when using a academy provided account

• You will always be held responsible for the proper use of your account, and the Academy may suspend or revoke your access if you violate the rules 
• Use of technology resources are not confidential and can be monitored at any time to ensure appropriate use

• E-mail users are responsible for mailbox management including organization, cleaning, and compliance with records retention laws when using an academy provided account

• When using the device for instructional purposes while on campus, you must use the Academy’s wireless Internet services and are prohibited from using a personal wireless service. 
 
INAPPROPRIATE USES 
 
• Student uses the school designated Wi-Fi

• Using the resources for any illegal purpose

• Accessing the resources to knowingly alter, damage, or delete academy property or information, or to breach any other electronic equipment, network, or electronic communications system in violation of the law or academy policy

• Damaging electronic communication systems or electronic equipment, including knowingly or intentionally introducing a virus to a device or network, or not taking proper security steps to prevent a device or network from becoming vulnerable

• Disabling or attempting to disable any Internet filtering device

• Encrypting communications to avoid security review

• Using someone’s account without permission

• Pretending to be someone else when posting, transmitting, or receiving messages

• Attempting to read, delete, copy, modify, or interfere with another user’s posting, transmittal, or receipt of electronic media

• Using resources to engage in conduct that harasses or bullies others

• Sending, posting, or possessing materials that are abusive, obscene, pornographic, sexually oriented, threatening, harassing, damaging to another’s reputation, or illegal, including cyber bullying and “sexting”

• Using e-mail or Web sites to engage in or encourage illegal behavior or to threaten school safety

• Using inappropriate language such as swear words, vulgarity, ethnic or racial slurs, and any other inflammatory language

• Violating others’ intellectual property rights, including downloading or using copyrighted information without permission from the copyright holder Wasting school resources through improper use of the Academy’s technology resources, including sending spam

• Gaining unauthorized access to restricted information or resources. 
 
CONSEQUENCES FOR INAPPROPRIATE USE 
 
• Suspension of access to the Academy’s technology resources

• Revocation of permission to use personal electronic devices for instructional purposes while on campus

• Revocation of the account; or other disciplinary or legal action, in accordance with the academy’s policies and applicable laws • Suspension from the academy and expulsion if applicable

• See Student Code of Conduct 
  
CELL PHONE USAGE 
 
Cell phones have become a part of our society. Therefore, we understand that every student may have a cell phone. All cell phones are to be completely powered off during school hours, unless a teacher/ administrator give specific permission. Cell phones are to be stored in student backpacks at all times, unless directed by the teacher/staff.  Students may not text or call others on their cell phones during the school day. All cell phone calls are to be made through the school office with the permission of the administration. If a parent needs to reach a child, please call the office and the message will be relayed.

For consequences of cell phone violations please see the Student Code of Conduct. 
 
REPORTING VIOLATIONS 
 
You must immediately report any known violation of FSCA applicable policies, internet safety plan, or acceptable use guidelines to the technology coordinator. You must report requests for personally identifying information, as well as any content or communication that is abusive, obscene, pornographic, sexually oriented, threatening, harassing, damaging to another’s reputation, or illegal to the administration. 
 
ACADEMY COMPLIANCE 
 
Enforcement of the internet safety for minors that includes monitoring the online activities of minors and the operation of a technology protection measure with respect to any of its computers with Internet access that protects against access through such computers to visual depictions that are: 
 
• Obscene

• Child pornography

• Harmful to minors 
 
FSCA is enforcing the operation of such technology protection measure during any use of such computers by minors. 
 
As part of its internet safety policy, FSCA is educating minors about appropriate online behavior, including interacting with other individuals on social networking websites and in chat rooms and cyber bullying awareness and response.  
 
NO STUDENT MAY BRING PERSONAL TABLETS OR LAPTOPS TO SCHOOL 
 
No students may bring personal laptops or tablets to school for any reason without prior, written administrative approval. With administration approval, students may use their devices to access and save information from the internet, collaborate with other learners and utilize the productivity tools available to them. 
 
STUDENT RESPONSIBILITY 
 
FSCA will provide you with the opportunity to use electronic devices for educational purposes. It will be your responsibility to follow the rules for safe and responsible use. Access to the FSCA network is a privilege. If you fail to abide by these rules, you may be subject to the removal of this privilege and other consequences (see the Code of Conduct). FSCA is not held responsible for lost, stolen or misplaced devices. 
 
SAFE USES 
 
You must comply with the FSCA Student Acceptable Use Policy, as well as the following:

• Obey school rules concerning behavior and communication that apply to mobile device use

• Do not share passwords or personal account information

• Do not connect with people you do not know

• Report any suspicious information to a trusted adult immediately 
 
RESPONSIBLE USES 
 
You must comply with the FSCA Student Acceptable Use Policy, as well as the following: 
 
• Record the serial number of your device(s) at home

• Device(s) are to be placed on silent/vibrate while working in class unless permission is granted from your teacher for instructional purposes

• You are not to loan or share personal device(s) with others

• Clearly label your device(s) and power cords with your name

• Always turn off and secure your mobile device(s) after each use

• FSCA is not responsible for any damage (accident or not) or loss of personal items, and does not pay to replace lost or damaged items.  No student is required to bring personal items from home, therefore it is discouraged and at the students’ own risk.

• Refrain from accessing or storing inappropriate content on your device(s) as stated in the FSCA Student Acceptable Use Policy

• You may not send, post, or possess materials that are inappropriate, abusive, obscene, pornographic, sexually oriented, threatening, harassing, or damaging to another’s reputation, or illegal, including cyber bullying and “sexting”

• Refrain from accessing Academy’s resources, including the network, to knowingly alter, damage, or delete FSCA property

• Monitor all activity on your account 
 
Failure to comply with any or all may result in suspension or revocation of permission to use personal electronic devices (specifically cell phones or pre-approved devices) for instructional purposes while on campus, as well as other disciplinary action, in accordance with the Code of Conduct. 
 
APPROPRIATE USES 
 
As with any device that is used on campus, there is an appropriate time and place. Campus administrators and teachers have the final say on the procedures in the classroom. If he or she asks you not to use a device, then you should follow those directions. Access is available but not guaranteed for each classroom situation. 
 
DOCUMENT STORAGE 
 
For document storage, you are encouraged to utilize alternative methods such as emailing documents to yourself or the utilizing a “cloud” storage program. FSCA retains the rights concerning any recording and/or publishing of any student or staff member’s work or image. You must obtain permission to publish a photograph or video of any school related activity. Violation of these rules may result in suspension or revocation of system access. 
 
ON CAMPUS CONNECTION 
 
You must use FSCA’s free wireless connection when on campus. FSCA is not responsible for personal charges accessing other wireless connections or data charges. When you log into a FSCA Student wireless network, you are accepting the terms of the FSCA Technology.  Under no circumstances are students allowed to access the FSCA Staff Wireless Network.  If said student is found in possession of the staff wireless network password and using the wireless network then it is to be reported to the FSCA administration and a no tolerance policy will be in effect.  First offense will result in a $25 fine.  Second offense will result in a $50 fine and removal of wireless privileges for one week. Third and final offense will result in suspension or removal from FSCA. 
 
ACCEPTABLE USE POLICY  
 
You will have filtered internet access while using a FSCA owned device. You may not disable or attempt to disable any filtering service used by FSCA.

 
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