Plymouth Christian Academy is serious about the safety and security of our student body. We comply with Wayne County school emergency drills. In addition, Canton has assigned police officers to all schools. The police officers assigned to PCA are Officer Kirby and Officer McNulty. They are frequent visitors to our campus and are knowledgeable about our building, grounds, and student body. In case of emergency, they will be some of the first responders to PCA.
Safety and Security Procedures
To ensure the safety of our students, parents and visitors are required to sign-in at the information desk upon entering the church and school building. Badges identifying parents and visitors are available at the desk and must be worn at all times while on campus. Before leaving the campus, please return the badge and sign-out at the information desk.
The alarm will be a continuous horn until the building is vacated.
A. Students will leave the building in a quiet, orderly manner according to instructions.
B. Students should carry personal belongings with them. All school supplies/books remain in the room.
C. The door to the classroom is to be closed, but not locked. Windows also must be closed
D. Class groups are to remain together in designated areas near the Barn. The teacher will take roll quickly
and report absentees as compared to the start of the period.
E. When the “All Clear” signal is given, students will return promptly to their rooms.
When a tornado drill announcement is made over the PA system, students and teachers are to go immediately to the hallways or restrooms of the building, away from any glass doors or windows. All students from the modular buildings and rooms 23, 25, & 27 will report to the activity center. PE classes must be moved inside the building. Other classes will be directed to the inside halls immediately outside their classroom. Students should move close to the wall in a layer fashion: everyone sitting “criss-crossing” fashion close together, with hands over heads and wait for further instructions.
In case of an emergency situation where the students and staff are in danger, PCA has established a lockdown procedure. Depending on the severity and nature of the danger, different levels of lockdown have been established. Please know that PCA administration will make every effort to insure the welfare and safety of all students and staff. Parents are welcome to come to the school or call to inquire about their child’s welfare. If you have any questions about lockdown procedures, please do not hesitate to contact the Superintendent or Director of Student Services.
Drill Reports 2016-2017
Recent news regarding contaminated drinking water in Flint may have caused parents to wonder whether the drinking water at PCA poses any health risks to our students. PCA, like all of Canton, uses Detroit public water. Canton performs extensive testing on the Detroit public water supply on an annual basis. The most-recently published Water Quality Report for the Canton Community from 2014 is available HERE. The 2015 Canton water report will be available at the end of April. In addition, supplemental testing was performed on PCA elementary and secondary water samples to ensure that water delivery systems from Detroit to our school do not introduce any copper or lead contaminants. PCA water samples were evaluated in February 2016 by Brighton Analytical whose testing confirmed that no detectable level of lead was present and the level of copper was well below the Maximum Contaminant Level Goal (MCLG). The MCLG measures the level of contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected risk to health. Their summary report is available HERE.