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Campus Safety & Security

Central Catholic High School’s commitment to providing a safe and secure environment is evident throughout our campus and integrated in our student, parent, and employee policies:
 
  • All visitors are required to check-in with front office receptionist as soon as they arrive on campus and be escorted while on campus by an employee
  • Due to COVID-19, all staff & visitors are required to wear a face mask upon entering the building and in common areas. 
  • Hand Sanitizer stations are dispersed at multiple points inside of the building and in key outdoor spaces
  • Most exterior doors are locked from the outside during normal school hours to prohibit unauthorized access
  • Enhance school perimeter with consistent fencing that incorporates keypad pedestrian gates and keypad access vehicle entry gates
  • Security cameras are installed in designated common areas
  • Copy of Emergency Action Plan placed in every classroom and administration office
  • New employees undergo a thorough criminal background check performed by the Archdiocese of San Antonio policy (Link)
  • Criminal Background Checks are conducted every three (3) years on existing CCHS employees 
  • All CCHS employees undergo Adult Safe Environment training every three (3) years in compliance with Archdiocese of San Antonio policy
  • Regular Professional Development for faculty and staff with safety training components (Active Shooter, First Aid, Emergency Action Plan reviews)
  • Continuous and open dialogue with parents and students on drug, tobacco, and alcohol use
  • Conduct Risk Assessment Evaluations every 5 years to pinpoint improvement areas

 

Due to COVID-19, our staff is committed to ensuring the classrooms and all campus facilities are safe and secure:

Central Catholic is closely monitoring and following the guidance from the CDC, Occupational Health & Safety Administration and other authoritative bodies. Our facilities team has upgraded the disinfectant used on campus. CCHS now uses special disinfectants with a thirty-second kill time for all touchpoints in Academic & Athletic facilities. Below are the primary touchpoints that staff has been instructed to focus on:
  • Tables
  • Doorknobs
  • Showers
  • Doors
  • Countertop surfaces
  • Restroom fixtures
  • Restrooms walls
  • Restroom partitions 
  • Light switches
  • Athletic mats
  • Classroom desk and instructional podiums
  • Trash can lids
  • Interior handrails
  • Elevator buttons
  • Door frames
  • Telephones
  • Dispensers
  • Soap tissue and towel dispensers