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School Safety

Charter Arts Safety Committee

Mission Statement:  To increase safety awareness in the school through communication and education, to provide a formal mechanism for handling safety issues and concerns, and to create the safest school environment possible.

Safety Committee Members:

  • Jessica Diana
  • Brian Filchner
  • Griffin Girard
  • Lisa Girard
  • Robert Ippolito
  • Rich Janowski
  • Bob Lembach *
  • Celine Lembach *
  • Jennifer Levernier
  • Erin Meehan-Mariano
  • Anthony Parra
  • Cheryl Schurz
  • Catherine Tappert
  • Theresa Vinci
  • Kim Weiner
  • Student Representative

*Charter Arts’ on-site security agency is Executive Security Services (ESS). ESS works in partnership with the Bethlehem Police Department and local resources to monitor and support the school with all security matters during school hours and at all events. 

The school conducts fire/evacuation drills monthly.  The school also conducts several lock down drills throughout the school year.

In the event of an emergency, the school currently uses the following color-coded safety actions:

“Hold in Place” (Green/Yellow) This restricted movement action might be called for an incident such as a medical hold to ensure privacy for the individual experiencing a medical event, etc. Instruction takes place as usual in the classroom, no movement is allowed in hallways until the action is released.  Parents/guardians will not be informed of Green or Yellow “Hold in Place” actions.  If an extended hold is used then parents/guardians will be informed of the reason for this extended hold.

“Evacuate”- This action might be called in the event of a fire, etc.  Students and staff will evacuate to the school’s designated evacuation location.

“Lockdown” (Orange/Red) This action might be called when there is a suspected or imminent threat to the school community.

For more information about the reunification process: Reunification for Parents/Guardians