Ensuring the safety and well-being of our students is a top priority at Mid-Pacific. Our partnership with families plays a crucial role in maintaining a secure environment. Mid-Pacific’s commitment to school campus safety encompasses a multifaceted approach, bringing together dedicated educators, engaged families, and a connected community. We strive to create an environment where every child feels secure, supported, and ready to achieve their full potential.
- Campus Security
- Emergency Procedures
- Safety & Support Services
- Cyber Security
- Background Check Policy and Procedure
- Code of Conduct
- How to Report Abuse
Mid-Pacific employs a dedicated team of security guards who serve as a familiar and reassuring presence on campus. The security team diligently monitors the main guard shack, ensuring that only cleared visitors gain access to the campus. Beyond overseeing the campus and its facilities, they actively assist visitors and manage traffic flow when necessary.
A comprehensive network of security cameras is strategically positioned throughout the campus, including entrances and common gathering areas. These cameras play a vital role in ongoing safety planning and provide valuable support to the security team during incidents.
The campus security team is led by Brad Heatherly, Director of Safety & Security. Brad has more than 25 years of experience with the Honolulu Police Department, most recently serving as a Metropolitan Police SWAT Sergeant. Mid-Pacific’s safety and security team includes 24 security officers.
We strongly encourage every member of the campus community to prioritize safety. This involves driving responsibly and with consideration for others, adhering to security and staff instructions while on campus, looking out for fellow community members, and staying vigilant for any unusual or potentially hazardous situations.
Campus Security can be reached by calling (808) 973-5133.
Mid-Pacific’s emergency plan focuses on the safety and security of the children in our care. The plan is in place to guide a response in a variety of possible situations which have the potential of putting students at risk and/or disrupting school operations. The crisis team guides actions taken during an emergency based on standard multi-level warning systems pre-determined and communicated on campus.
Emergency information will be communicated through a range of channels, including text messaging, phone calls, email, the school website, and on-campus sirens and PA systems.
We value the social and emotional well-being of every student. Self-confidence, friendships, academic success, emotional safety, being respected, and valued in the learning community are the rights of every student. In an effort to support our students, we provide human resources through the elementary counselor, learning specialist, and consultation with the Hawaii Center for Children and Families and a psychologist-consultant. Depending on the level of need, services are provided after discussion with the teacher(s) and parent(s).
Hawaii Center for Children and Families (HCCF)
Hawaii Center for Children and Families (HCCF) is an invaluable resource on Mid-Pacific’s campus. HCCF offers a comprehensive range of counseling services tailored to meet the diverse needs of students within our community. Their dedicated team provides academic support and invaluable social-emotional guidance, addressing health and wellness concerns and aiding students in developing healthy lifestyles. If you have questions about HCCF services please call (808) 441-3705.
At Mid-Pacific, we prioritize a secure online space, empowering students to explore and learn with confidence. We uphold a steadfast commitment to cyber security, implementing a stringent program to deliver the most secure digital experience for our students. Our comprehensive measures include the implementation of a web filter both on and off-campus, ensuring safe-search settings on student iPads and laptops. We carefully restrict YouTube access, enforce email security for our students, and meticulously vet all apps, web services, and software with the oversight of our dedicated educational technology team.
Our information technology team stays current with computer and network security insights, consistently overseeing campus equipment and networks through the utilization of endpoint detection and response (EDR) software. On-premise firewalls protect our campus devices, while our adherence to Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) compliance underscores our dedication to maintaining the highest standards of online safety and privacy.
Additionally, we actively foster a strong sense of digital citizenship among our students and faculty, emphasizing the importance of protecting data and privacy. This comprehensive training not only benefits individual users but also enhances overall network security. Regular check-ins at the beginning of the school year ensure that students’ accounts and technology are set up correctly. We keep students informed about any changes to the Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) and emphasize their responsibility during Digital Citizenship Week, promoting a culture of ethical and responsible digital behavior.
All offers of employment at Mid-Pacific are contingent upon clear results of a thorough background check. Background checks will be conducted on all final candidates and on employees, as deemed necessary.
Background checks will include:
- Criminal History: A review of criminal convictions and probation. The following factors will be considered for applicants with a criminal history:
- The nature of the crime and its relationship to the position.
- The time since the conviction.
- The number (if more than one) of convictions.
- Whether hiring, transferring or promoting the applicant would pose an unreasonable risk to the School, its employees or its students.
At Mid-Pacific, we are committed to fostering a culture that emphasizes respect, responsibility, honesty, and cooperation, which are essential for fostering a conducive learning environment and cultivating a community of considerate global citizens. We believe in maintaining a school environment where the dignity of every individual is respected.
Personal accountability serves as the foundation of our conduct philosophy. Each individual is responsible for their actions, recognizing that every choice has consequences that affect themselves and others. We endeavor to foster a sense of responsibility for one's learning, conduct, and contributions to our school community.
Mid-Pacific prioritizes the health and safety of our students, demonstrating a steadfast commitment to safeguarding both their physical and psychological well-being within our community. We encourage all students, parents, guardians, and community members to promptly report any information related to actual, alleged, or suspected cases of child abuse to the school authorities and/or law enforcement. This collective vigilance is essential in maintaining a secure environment where students are protected and nurtured, and where any concerns are swiftly addressed to ensure their welfare.
What to Report? Any knowledge of actual, alleged, or suspected abuse, assault or neglect involving any minor.
When to Report? Immediately.
How to Report? Tell the Elementary School counselor, Middle & High School Deans, or any school administrator.
All Mid-Pacific employees and independent contractors are mandated reporters and must report any known or alleged abuse or neglect of a child.