SAFETY & SECURITY

SCHOOL RESOURCE

OFFICER

MIKE HARALSON

haralson@eagleslanding.org
678.618.6183

Officer Mike has been the School Resource Officer at Eagle's Landing Christian Academy since 2000. He is a P.O.S.T certified law enforcement officer. He has been in law enforcement now over 19 years. He currently serves as the Lieutenant of Operations for the Henry County Sheriff Department Reserve Division. If you have any questions or concerns please give him a call.

**Texting/Cellular Phone Use While Driving Prohibited - Georgia law O.C.G.A. 40-6-241.1**

CAMPUS

SECURITY

CARPOOL

INFORMATION

DRIVERS

EDUCATION

ALL VISITORS (INCLUDING PARENTS) MUST PRESENT IDENTIFICATION TO ENTER THE BUILDING.

Morning Drop-Off

  • Preschool – North Portico (Entrance closest to playground and gym entrance)

  • K5-5th Grade – Main Entrance/Horseshoe

  • Middle School - South Portico

  • High School – High School Entrance

  • Parents with children in multiple areas can drop off all children with their youngest child.

 

Afternoon Pick up

  • Preschool – North Portico (Entrance closest to playground and gym entrance)

    • Preschool dismisses at 2:45 PM.

  • K5 - 2nd Grade – Horseshoe – they will exit through the end of the elementary wing and be stationed in the horseshoe for pick up.

    • K5 dismisses at 2:45 PM. 1st and 2nd grades dismiss at 3:00 PM (2:55 PM on Wednesdays).

  • 3rd-5th – Lower Parking Lot

    • Third through 5th grades dismiss at 3:15 PM (2:55 PM on Wednesdays).

  • Middle School - South Portico

  • High School – High School Entrance

        *Middle and high schools dismiss at 3:15 PM (2:55 PM on Wednesdays).

Rainy Day Afternoon Pick-up

Please do not enter the carpool line prior to the time listed for your (youngest) child.

  • Preschool – North Portico (Entrance closest to playground and gym entrance) – starting at 2:45

  • K5 – Front Foyer – starting at 2:45

  • 1st-2nd – Front Foyer – starting at 3:00

  • 3rd-5th – North Portico (Entrance closest to playground and gym entrance) – starting at 3:15

  • Middle and High – same process as usual

 

Points of Emphasis

  • No students will be allowed to check out of school after 2:45PM. Students must remain from 2:45PM until dismissal time.

  • Elementary Students - The Yellow Tag must be visible during carpool in order to pick up your child. It should be displayed on the passenger side for the duration of the carpool process. Please contact Mandy Pollock if you need additional cards for those on your pick-up list.

 

Questions? Contact the appropriate school below:

What do I do if I am caught in traffic and going to be late picking up my child?

 

Per school policy, all students not picked up by 3:15 pm must be directly supervised by an adult. If you are caught in traffic and will not be on campus by 3:15 pm, please contact Ms. Vicki Martin at 770-957-2927 and notify her of your situation.  Any student found without adult supervision and without notification of the parent to the school will be escorted to the ASEP and given automatic detention.

 

When are the doors locked during the school day?

 

For security purposes, doors are locked at 7:55 am each school day.  In the afternoon, doors are unlocked from 3:00 pm until 3:15 pm for pickup.  Any parents planning to remain in the building anytime after 7:55 am and before 3:00 pm must sign in at the receptionist's desk and wear a Visitor's badge. 

 

How does the school prepare for emergency situations?

 

All ELCA employees are trained in Emergency Protocol at the beginning of the school year.  During the year, students and staff participate in drills to ensure that everyone is familiar with procedures.  In the event of any major incident, parents will be notified via their child's teacher of the situation as well as of any instructions regarding their child.

 

Does ELCA do K-9 searches?

 

ELCA is in a rotation with the other county schools and is visited by the Henry County Sheriff's Department on a periodic basis to do K-9 searches.  The SRO or a school administrator is present during this search.  For the safety of the students, no students are present in the hallways or parking lots during the searches.  During a search, if the K-9 alerts on a vehicle, the parent of the owner will be notified of the alert and the intention of the school administration to search the vehicle.  Parent will be asked permission to search the vehicle.  If consent is not given, administration will decide the course of action to take on a case by case basis. 

Frequently Asked Questions: 

 

What do I need to take to get my Georgia Learner's Permit?

  • Certified copy of your birth certificate (non-US citizens must present original, non-expired immigration documents)

  • Must present social security number

  • Georgia DDS Certificate of Attendance (DS-1) signed and notarized by school (see High School office for form - form only valid for 30 days)

  • See Georgia Department of Driver Services for more info. 

 

What will I need for my Georgia Driver's License?

  • Georgia Learner's Permit

  • Certificate from attending a  Georgia approved Driver's Education program

  • Must present social security number

  • Georgia DDS Certificate of Attendance (DS-1) signed and notarized by the school (see High School office for form - form only valid for 30 days)

  • Alcohol and Drug Awareness (ADAP) certificate (see High School office for more information)

  • 40 hours of on-the-road driving experience, including 6 hours of night driving are required.  An affidavit/form signed by a parent or driving instructor must be presented (If driver's education was completed with an approved internet/online class, parent/guardian must also complete Parent-Teen Driving Guide )

  • Parent/guardian must be present to sign the application.

  • See Georgia Department of Driver Services for more info.

 

Does ELCA offer a state-approved driver's education program?

 

Classes are provided through A-1 Driving School and are taught on ELCA's campus.  This course qualifies for the $150 tax credit and insurance discount. It includes 30 hours of classroom instruction, 6 hours of behind the wheel instruction with school vehicle (permit required), and Department of Driver Services approved certificate of completion. Students must attend all sessions to receive certificate. Register online at www.A1Drivingschools.com. If you have questions, please contact Caree at 770-603-3320.

 

 

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