Safety and Security
Planet Kids at Wellington makes the safety and security of our students, faculty and families our top priority. Of course, safety and security starts with our own faculty and staff. Our staff knows all of our students, their families and friends. We are extremely vigilant, keeping a close watch on the entire school campus and getting to know everyone's name. Our campus has a single entrance which requires all visitors to enter and exit through the same driveway.
When you arrive at the school during school hours, you will see a security officer patrolling the campus throughout the day. We use Tactical Security Consultants, a leading school security company, to manage the exterior security throughout the school.
All visitors must either be let in through the front door or will enter a code to gain access to the administrative office. Once inside the front office, the administration greets all visitors. The inside door to the school is always locked and on a manual entry system preventing any individuals from entering the school without approval from the front. In other words, if our staff does not know a visitor, we will not allow them to enter the school without authorization.
Also, our school uses the Raptor ID scan security system. This system is a national company that provides immediate confirmation of a person’s identity. It compares ID’s with the national sexual predator database as well as other background confirmation databases.
Inside the school, classrooms have cameras monitoring the class. These cameras can be viewed in the principal's office. Also, throughout the school, all members of our staff wear uniform shirts and are easily recognizable. All members have completed Level 2 background checks (FBI and National databases), drug tests and finger printing prior to starting their employment and then annually.
Throughout the school all of our doors are locked at all times. Inside the classrooms, the school uses security intruder classroom door locks to protect the classroom doors. Our faculty and staff have gone through training for a variety of school related security and safety issues. Even the doors to the playgrounds have key-code access.
Our school also works hand-in-hand with the Palm Beach County Sheriff's office to be better prepared for any emergency situations. Annually we provide detailed information about our school to the Sheriff's office and are in regular communication with their officers.
All parents are required to check in through our Procare School management system. Parents have a unique code to identify them. Our system tracks entry and exit times for all individuals.
Safety and Security also includes a sophisticated lightning alert system to ensure students are not on the playgrounds during inclement weather, and regular fire drills.
Overall, if you have any questions about our security systems or procedures, please do not hesitate to contact us.