SAFETY AND FIRST AID
ISNS takes the safety of children very seriously. We aim to be proactive in preventing injury and accidents. All teaching faculty and staff employed at ISNS receive a training in First Aid on an annual basis. ISNS contracts to employ two full-time nurses who are stationed on the first floor of the Early Years building. First Aid kits are located throughout the school buildings.
The safety and security of all our students is of paramount concern. ISNS is dedicated to providing a safe and secure learning environment for all our students. Teachers should be vigilant and on the look out for any potential dangers or threats to students. Damaged or dangerous items or facilities within the school grounds should be reported to the General Affairs department immediately. All policies and procedures for the protection of students should be followed. Teachers may contact their administrator at any time they have ideas for making the school environment more safe.
All entrances to the campus are monitored by our security personal who will ask for identification from any individual who enters the campus. We operate a closed-campus from 7:45 am until 3.30 pm, meaning that students are not to leave campus during this time unless escorted by a parent or teacher with prior consent.
All teachers need to display their Teacher ID card in order to enter the campus and should wear it on the official school lanyard (color-coded for staff) through out the school day.
All offices, classrooms and spaces where students could be present must have windows which provide a clear line of site into the area.
Bathrooms on campus are designated as either “adult” or “student” so that adults do not enter into the secluded space of a restroom with children. Security cameras capture video footage of the bathroom entrances so that a record of who has entered is available. If an incident occurs in a restroom which necessitates the entry of an adult into a student restroom, then two adults, preferably of the same gender as the restroom is designated, are to enter together so that there is a witness to any action taken. The presence of a second adult also greatly reduces the risk of inappropriate behavior occurring.
Emergency plans have been developed to assist administration and staff in responding to on-site and local emergency situations. It is understood that no one can fully anticipate all of the actions required to deal with an emergency situation, but that best judgement is required when confronted with unique emergency situations. The administration will act in the best interests of students and staff where policy direction is not clear.
Evacuation and lock-down drills will be held throughout the school year. Teachers are to inform their students of these practices and procedures at the start of school. Students in the younger grades should practice going to their designated place in safe zone before a drill or actual emergency. Each classroom is provided with emergency evacuation and lock-down procedures. Evacuation routes are posted in every classroom as well as in the corridors. Elevators are never to be used during an evacuation.
These plans are based on the assumption that the safety of our students is our number one priority. Once safely under the care and custody of their parents, the school is not responsible for taking further action for students.
Additionally, the school undertakes to provide assistance for staff in the event of an emergency, if appropriate. Generally, the school is not responsible for assisting locally hired staff once they have returned to their residences off campus.