On Thursday, October 29th, we had an announced lockdown practice at Alexander Ferguson School. Students and staff of the school were aware of the practice that occurred at 11:00 am and took approximately 20 minutes. Constable Gary Borrows, School Resource Officer, Elementary School Team was here with his partner to help us practice. The safety of all students and staff in our school is of great importance as we review and practice lockdown and fire drills throughout the year.
In keeping with CBE policy, we are required to practice lockdowns twice in a school year. The procedures all schools follow include closing and locking all doors and keeping staff and students in rooms. The role of everyone in the building is to remain quiet and calm until the lockdown is over. No one enters or leaves the building during a lockdown procedure. Constable Borrows shared with admin that the students and staff were excellent in following the guidelines for our first of two Lockdown practices this year.