InterActive Academy Safety Newsletter InterActive Academy has been in business for 15 years and is committed to teaching your children in a safe, professional and positive environment. Here are some new updates & a few reminders about InterActive Academy: (updated 4/19/17)
Gym Space- We have dedicated new open space in the gym for our competitive team members allowing for less congestion, visible cubbies, and the girls bathrooms are reopened for our recreational and team members to use. A reminder that there is no adult access.
New parking spaces- 77 new parking spaces have been added for traffic safety in our parking lot and for Michigan Rd.
Updated lighting- We recently updated our building and parking lot lighting to make for enhanced entry and exit to the facility for families and staff.
New pool floor- We finished our pool floor this week. Our swim school customers and staff will love the new flooring on the pool deck.
Background checks- We continue to perform background checks on all staff upon employment. Expanded Criminal History Check for Indiana School Corporations which includes Nationwide Criminal Search (National Sex Offender Registry), social security number trace & three-county searches. We then add additional county searches as needed based on the applicant’s address history.
U.S. Olympic Committee Training- Our staff is being trained through the US Olympic Committee’s new course called SAFE SPORT. This gives us best practices to better protect our members and staff.
NBA policy- Our staff continues to be trained and required to comply with our NBA policy (never be alone with a child).
Video monitoring- Our facility is equipped with a state-of-the-art video system with 70 cameras to enable us to monitor inside and outside our facility.
Weekly gym training- We provide weekly safety training to gym staff on best practices to enhance workplace safety, equipment safety and the safety of your children.
We are constantly looking to improve our processes and infrastructure to meet the highest standards of safety with regards to the children at IA. We will not cut corners nor will we stop improving all of our processes and work on our personnel and infrastructure. We will continue to create a safe atmosphere for learning and enjoyment of our staff and the children in their charge.
Here is how you can help us stay safe at IA:
Circle Drive: Please use this to drop off your children QUICKLY (per the Fire Marshal). Sitting & waiting for your child causes a line backed up onto Michigan Rd which is causing a major safety concern.
Viewing Area & Lobbies: Please do not allow your children to do gymnastics while waiting. Keep them off the rock wall, railings and railings along the staircase. No standing or jumping on couches. Siblings should be waiting with parents and supervised at all times.
Playground: Children are only allowed on the playground with a parent present. The front playground is the only one to be used. Back playground is for school use only.
Clothing for classes/practices: Please be sure children are dressed in appropriate clothing for their classes. No zippers or loose clothing in the gym. Long hair should always be tied up. Please see your child’s instructor or program director if you have any questions.
Drop off/Pick up times: Please be sure you are picking your children up ON TIME. Team parents, our building closes down at 9:00 pm. BE SURE you are here by then. IF there is an emergency situation, call the front desk immediately. Class parents, be sure you know when & where your child’s class starts and ends. Preschool parents MUST come downstairs to the doors to pick up children from their teacher.
Report any questionable activity, For the safety of all our children, staff and families, please do not hesitate to bring a concern to our attention by calling 317-733-3000 x. 1129 or x. 1154 or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
We appreciate your business and your attention to all of our safety policies! Kendra Brens & Barb Weaver, Co-Executive Directors, InterActive Academy