As one of 背阴书院's Guiding Principles, safety is at the forefront of everything we do. As a school we are committed to maintaining a safe and secure learning, living and working environment for our 学生, 教职员工.
The SSA 校园安全部门 protects and serves our four campuses by providing security coverage 24 hours a day, 一年365天. Its staff includes a director of campus safety, and a team of campus officers and guards with backgrounds in municipal and college law enforcement or school resource officer training. Each campus has assigned security personnel, some of which rotate across all four campuses as needed. The staff is trained in incident management, Run Hide Fight active shooter response protocols, 急救, 心肺复苏, 停止流血, hazardous material recognition and implicit bias. The department serves as the liaison between SSA and local municipal police, fire and emergency response departments.
校园/建筑安全 & 游客
All school buildings are locked, and security cameras are installed on each campus. 教师, staff and 高级学校 学生 are issued fob or smartphone building access credentials. 游客 must check in at a designated school office and present photo ID to be screened by our Raptor 访问or Management System and receive a visitors' badge. Large events such as athletic contests, 音乐会, lectures and parents' nights are staffed by campus safety personnel.
The Academy has a designated Incident Management Team consisting of administrators and campus safety, medical and mental health services personnel. Emergency drills are conducted regularly at each campus, including monthly fire drills and annual evacuation and lockdown drills. All 教职员工 are trained in the Run Hide Fight active shooter response protocol.
紧急报告 & 通信
教师和工作人员使用 猛禽警报应用 to report campus and medical emergencies to SSA's Incident Management Team. SSA使用 学校的信使 rapid notification system to quickly communicate emergency information to parents, 学生, 教师和工作人员通过电话, 文本, 电子邮件和社交媒体. 学生 in grades 6-12 and faculty/staff are also trained to use the PA state attorney general's Safe2Say东西 anonymous reporting system to submit tips to local authorities about potential threats to the school.
Mental health services 玩 a critical role in identifying and supporting 学生 who may be struggling with emotional or behavioral issues. Shady Side is a leader among schools in the Pittsburgh region with a full-time licensed counselor on staff at each campus who offers consultative services to 学生, 教师和家长. The counselor maintains an open-door policy, where 学生 can drop in to discuss academic and/or personal issues within the boundaries of confidentiality. The school counselor is part of a comprehensive student support team that also includes faculty advisors, 学习专家和护士, all of whom are committed to the social and emotional growth and overall health and well-being of every student.