Safety & Security
At St. Matthew, we understand the trust you extend to us every day you leave your child in our care.
Our doors are equipped with automatic, magnetic locks timed to open only at drop-off and pickup times. Other than those brief times, all doors are locked throughout the day, though occupants can exit the building in case of an emergency. Our main entrances have a camera-and-buzzer system, allowing our staff to see who is asking to come in prior to releasing the lock for entry. Anyone visiting during school hours is required to enter through the office and obtain a visitor badge to be worn visibly throughout their stay.
We practice fire, severe weather and lockdown procedures throughout the year to ensure the readiness of our staff and students in case of an emergency. Each classroom is equipped with an emergency kit with items such as flashlights and batteries, emergency vests, whistles, snacks and water among other items as suggested by emergency preparedness teams.
The safety and security of our staff and students is a priority in everything we do!