Safety at Assumption
Supervision and Protection from Predators: Every parent that interacts with the school as well as all administrators, are immersed in Virtus training (to be certified every three years) on how to identify and protect students from predators, and must adhere to policies on campus such as the "rule of three," where we as a community constantly remind and supervise each other in ensuring that no child is ever left alone with any adult. In addition, all staff, faculty, clergy, and parent volunteers have Department of Justice clearance through Livescan fingerprinting process: our school safe environment coordinator runs a Megan's Law background check on every volunteer and submits documentation to the Diocese of Oakland. For more information on Virtus Training and supervision to protect our students, as well as additional resources on protection from predators from the Diocese of Oakland, visit the website here.
Technology/Social Media: Although we do use technology in our classrooms, Assumption School has a strict policy against cell phones or other digital devices at school, so students are only focused on learning and building in-person relationships without digital distractions. All students, staff, and faculty must sign off on the Technology Responsible Use Policy. For more information, please review the Diocese of Oakland's Code of Conduct on Social Media or Assumption School's policy regarding cell phones in our Parent-Student Handbook.
Appropriate/Professional Relationships: In addition to Virtus training, the Diocese of Oakland has created additional policies that every adult must strictly adhere to in order to protect our students from predators. Please view these policies and procedures in the Diocese of Oakland's Code of Conduct.