At Okinawa Christian School International we know what a privilege it is to care for your children each day. We know that each and every child was created uniquely and in God’s image and we desire to make this school a place where children feel welcome, loved, cared for, and supported. As a member of the Child Safety and Protection Network (CSPN), we are always working to ensure that the students feel safe and that our staff and faculty are well-trained. Already this year all of our teachers and staff have received CPR and First Aid training from the on-base fire department as well as training on Child Safety and Reporting from TELL Japan. Last month, we also completed a school-wide fire and earthquake drill in which all students and staff were evacuated and accounted for in under six minutes.

This month during elementary classes and secondary life groups, we took the time to train our students on what it means to be a mandated reporter. Being a mandated reporter is an important job; it means that students have a responsibility to tell an adult if they suspect or know that another student is unsafe. On our website there is a reporting form that all students and parents can use to report unsafe behaviors. Each and every report is examined by a member of the OCSI Child Safety Team, comprised of several teachers, administrators, and the chaplain.  We would like to encourage all parents to please check out the Child Protection policies and reporting form on the OCSI website; click on Resources → Downloads→ Parents Quick Links.

Thank you for partnering with us to help keep kids safe!

Blessings,

Megan Roe
Head of School

 

Helpful Links:
OCSI Child Protection Policies &  Reporting Form- http://ocsi.org/resources/downloads-2/
CSPN- https://www.childsafetyprotectionnetwork.org/
TELL Japan- https://telljp.com/

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