“Safety and security is Ongoing, not one and done,” says FRCS Executive Director Dr. Mark Logan. "I am extremely fortunate to work in a school with extraordinarily caring and dynamic faculty and staff who constantly go above and beyond for our kids. Our professional and collaborative culture recognizes the great importance that safety and security have on learning. We embrace it and it is seen, heard, and felt throughout our campus."
The comprehensive Wellness Policy and the integrated wellness curriculum include high standards for safe and healthy foods and snacks and beverages including ““No sponsors or partners that violate wellness standards.” There are important protective measures to make the school safe for students with food allergies -- discouraging food sharing, eliminating some allergenic foods from classrooms, and frequently cleaning high touch areas. The FRCS website includes information about the SafetySack for safeguarding medication for asthma or severe allergic reactions. The design of the building provides for convenient hand washing near the cafeteria.
Yates-Berg, a self-identified idealist, says that his own commitment to safety comes from several sources. First, his background in the BioTech research industry always emphasized high safety standards. Also, the Advanced Placement Science courses and the State Science Fair Safety Board demand high standards.