Protection of children is the first priority at our school.
All SMSA teachers, staff, parents, guardians and volunteers in contact with any of our students during the course of the school day, or, outside of school at a school-approved event or activity, must be Virtus Trained and pass a background check. There are no exceptions.
Virtus is an educational program offered through the Diocese of Albany to increase awareness of sexual abuse of minors. Diocesan facilitators are trained to provide this instruction at various sites throughout the diocese at various times throughout the year. SMSA is an approved training site.
Virtus Training involves registering for a Diocesan approved training session through the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany’s website. The link to register is: https://www.rcda.org/offices/safe-environment/virtus-program-and-training. Please contact the principal if you need training and do not see a time or place that is convenient.