At LAM Christian Academy, our students are our #1 priority. We have taken many steps to ensure we provide a safe and protective environment for all of our children and staff.
Security Doors: LAM Christian Academy was the first school in the region to implement a 2 step security door in the main entrance of the school. During school hours all visitors come to locked doors and buzz the front office through the intercom system. The office staff will inquire the nature of the visit, then determine if it is safe to allow the doors to be opened.
Locked Doors: All other doors in the school building, as well as in the Annex, remain locked during school hours. All visitors must come to the main office and sign in prior to going out to the Annex rooms.
Fingerprinting: All LAM staff are fingerprinted prior to being allowed to work with the students. Only fingerprinted staff are allowed to be alone with children or to use bathrooms on premise during school hours.
Lock Down Plan: LAM has a well designed lock down plan that would be set into motion in the event of an emergency. The school conducts regular drills to ensure all teachers and staff are prepared for these situations.
We can only accept well children. Parents are responsible for withholding their child from school and/or LAM’s Before/After School Program if the child is ill. It is the parents’ sole responsibility to determine if their child is ill.
Some symptoms of illness include fever, sore throat, diarrhea, vomiting, earache, cold, cough, thick green nasal discharge, red and/or goopy eyes or headache. If your child shows signs of illness at home, please do not bring him or her to school or to LAM’s Before/After School Program.
We do not give medicine to children unless prior arrangements have been made. If your child has a contagious disease, you are responsible for letting the child’s teacher and the office know immediately, so we can contact other parents.
If a child has vomited, had diarrhea or had a fever of 101˚ orally or 100˚ axillary or more in the last 24 hours, PLEASE keep him or her home out of consideration for other students and staff. A child must be fever free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication before being considered well enough to attend class.
If your child becomes ill at school or in the Before/After School Program, we will notify you using the information you have provided in Quick Schools. If your contact phone numbers change, please be sure to update your information in Quick Schools or with the LAM office. In the event we are unable to reach you, we will start contacting Emergency contacts starting with family first. If your child is in BASP, your child will be moved to a designated area of BASP to prevent the spread of sickness. If you would like your child to stay inside during recess or P.E., we must have a doctor’s note stating this.
IMMUNIZATION RECORDS AND BIRTH CERTIFICATES MUST BE ON FILE IN THE SCHOOL OFFICE.
Thank you for your compliance with this requirement.
In the event of an injury or serious illness, every effort will be made to contact a parent/guardian or an emergency contact you have provided to explain the nature of the problem prior to any involved treatment. By registering at LAM, you authorize qualified emergency medical professionals to examine, administer emergency care, and or to transport to my child. In the event it becomes necessary for LAM Staff or a LAM Volunteer to obtain emergency care for my child, neither the LAM Staff, the LAM Volunteer, nor LAM Christian Academy assumes financial liability for expenses incurred because of the accident, injury, illness and/or unforeseen circumstances. Any fees incurred are the parent/guardian's responsibility.
If your student needs medication during the school day, a ‘Permission to Administer Medication’ form must be completed and turned in to the LAM office. Prescription medication must be in a pharmacy prepared container and labeled with the name of the child, name of the drug, strength, dosage, frequency to be given, and the physician’s name and phone number. Over-the-counter medication must be in the original container and labeled with the child’s name.
Please drive cautiously in our parking lot as students are moving from the school building to the classroom annex, the church building, the north field and the playground throughout the day.
During school hours, from 8 am to 4 pm, adults may use the bathrooms across the parking lot at the church. For the safety of all children, the bathrooms in the school building are reserved for LAM Staff and finger printed adults with a current childcare license through the City of Coeur d'Alene.