SAFTEY

Release of Child to Others - Under no circumstances will Georgia Academy release your child to anyone not identified or not otherwise known to staff, without specific authorization from the parent. Make sure the staff is aware of your child’s arrival and departure. You must accompany your child in and out of school. Our center staff will not allow any child to leave without an authorized adult to accompany them out of the building. ​

Traffic - Our building was designed with spacious parking for your convenience. If you plan to spend any time in the center, please park in the spaces away from the front door. Please do not stop or park in the Forward Only lane.​

Fire and Emergency - Your child’s safety is a high priority at Georgia Academy. Our school is equipped with fire sprinklers, an electronically monitored fire alarm system, controlled access system, security cameras, flood lights on the outside of the building, emergency exit lights over the exit doors, and an intercom in all rooms. Safety is emphasized regularly in our staff meetings and in all classrooms. Monthly fire drills and quarterly tornado, lockdown and evacuation drills are part of our safety plan. The emergency evacuation plan and diagram is posted in each room. In the unlikely event the school is severely damaged and considered unsafe, plans are made in advance to evacuate to a safe location. Should such an emergency occur, the Director will notify you and post a notice at the school. ​

Transportation - The safe transportation of our children is of utmost importance to us. Procedures for transportation have been established to ensure safety and to account for children at all times in all situations. Our buses are equipped with a fire extinguisher, and a first aid kit. A transportation checklist is used for head counts each time the children enter or exit the bus. Each child’s medical record, name, address, phone number, and emergency numbers are on record in the bus with the staff person in charge. Our buses are inspected daily before they are driven. All staff members that qualify to drive the buses have the proper license, current CPR and First Aid training, and have been tested in road safety. Our drivers follow all transportation laws. Buses are checked thoroughly after children disembark.