Building Security & Crisis Management
All doors of the school building are locked to outside access during the school day to insure the safety of all within the building. A doorbell is located to the left facing the school's main door.
All who enter after being admitted by school office staff must stop at the office window, sign in, and receive a name badge if they will be staying to visit or work in the school. A second set of inside doors are then opened by office staff to allow admittance into the building.
There is also an extensive written St. Gabriel Parish Building Security Policy that describes rules and guidelines for all individuals and groups using and/or visiting any areas in the school building after school dismissal hours.
If a student is to be released to his or her parent or guardian during the school day to leave early or for medical appointments, the parent is required to ring in at the Main Office entrance doors, and sign their child out at the office. The child is then called from their classroom to come to the office to meet with their parent or guardian.
We are avid partners with our local first responders for yearly refresher courses in crisis management and monthly spot checks of our safety procedures. Our building is equipped with state of the art safety measures.
VIRTUS-Keeping Children Safe
All employees and volunteers who have contact with students undergo thorough screening, including background checks through the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation & Identification (BCI&I). For complete information on screening policies, see the revised Policy for the Safety of Children in Matters of Sexual Abuse, section 1.2 (p. 3).