Safe Environment


fire drill
Students line up for fire drill 
 
St. Barbara Catholic School works diligently to maintain a safe environment for the students entrusted to our care.
  • The school grounds are completely enclosed by fencing and locked gates during school hours.
  • Access to the school is only allowed through a door buzzer equipped with camera.
  • The facilities are regularly checked and maintained.
  • Monthly emergency drills are held, including fire, earthquake, and lockdown drills.
  • Safe Environment Training and fingerprinting must be completed in order to volunteer or work at the school.

Safe Environment Training and Fingerprinting
In order to secure and maintain a safe environment for our students, the Diocese of Orange has set a series of procedures in place that each adult must comply with in order to volunteer or work at our school .

1. Volunteers and adults over 18 years old must be fingerprinted to be allowed to work, chaperone, or visit when students are in school or on field trips. Fingerprinting must be done through Diocese of Orange approved providers. Fingerprinting will carry over  to any Diocesan school or parish.

In order to complete fingerprinting, you must personally come to the school office and bring your driver's license and social security number. Completed forms are given to you to take to fingerprinting provider. You must return a copy to the school office after being fingerprinted. Approval takes approximately 1-2 weeks. Information is confidential. The school will only be notified of an approved or a declined status. 

2. Every volunteer must complete a Safe Environment Training online course. Once completed, a certificate of completion must be turned in to the school office. Safe Environment Training must be renewed every 3 years. The school office will notify you when renewal is due.

3. Suppliers and vendors must be approved through Compliance Depot through the Diocese of Orange.


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​Officer Reed talks to students about emergency preparedness