Security

We take safety and security seriously. It is important that we maintain a safe and caring community so that learning can take place.

Contacting Students During School Hours

When picking up your child for an appointment, parents are expected to check in at the office to sign their child out. Please do not proceed directly to the classroom as our office staff will assist you in locating your child.

We kindly ask that parents do not drive through or wait in staff parking lot(s) as this is forbidden due to the safety risk it poses. There are designated drop off zones on the west side of the school. It is important that children be dropped off and then cross the road in a safe, designated location.

Early Pick Up 

Parents are required to sign the student out in our sign-out book in the office when picking up their child from school at any time other than designated dismissal times.

Students Leaving the School Grounds

The school is responsible for the safety of the students during the school day. Therefore, all students are to remain on the school grounds during the school day with the exception of students who have permission to go home for lunch or when accompanying parents to appointments.

Grade 9 students will be permitted off campus during the lunch hour from Monday to Thursday. Students are not to bring food bought off campus back onto the school grounds and are expected to return to school on time. Upon their return, students are to wait outside until the outside bell indicting that period 5 will be starting. Permission to go off campus may be withdrawn by administration or parents.

Grades 5-8 students are not permitted off campus and are required to stay on school grounds, where they are supervised at all times.

Visitors & Volunteers

Our school is a closed campus. All visitors and volunteers must report directly to the main office to sign-in and request permission from the school administration to be in the school. This process helps us know where you are in case of an emergency and allows staff and students to know you have signed-in with the office staff by wearing your volunteer/visitor badge. 

In order to ensure school security, all exterior doors will be locked after school commences each day. Anyone who is not a student or school staff member is required to sign-in.

Supervision and Inclement Weather Procedures

Supervision of students outside and inside the school begins at 7:45 AM. For your child’s safety and protection, please do not bring or send your child into the building prior to this time. Bussed students will proceed directly to their lockers once they are dropped off. Students will wait in the hallways and be supervised until the bell rings. If it is necessary to cancel outside lunch recess because of inclement weather, (- 20 degrees Celsius or colder with the wind chill) then students will be supervised in the school.

Student Searches

When necessary, staff must be able to intervene, search students and their belongings and seize items or articles that interfere with the safety and maintenance of a learning environment. Searches must be reasonable both at the inception and in scope. They may include lockers, backpacks, electronic devices, student generated technology, and articles brought into the building. There is a CBE policy, which schools must follow, in order to guide administration and protect the rights of children detailed in Administrative Regulation 6014 - Student Searches.

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​Lockdowns

All CBE schools are required to practice lockdowns in the same way that we practice fire drills. The procedures for lockdowns are developed with the Calgary Police Service and are part of each school’s Emergency Response Plan. If you have questions about lockdown drills or lockdown procedures, please contact your principal.
 

Evacuation Procedures

In the event that the school needs to be evacuated for any reason, all staff have been trained according to CBE standards. All schools have a primary and a secondary evacuation site. In the event of an evacuation, you will receive an email, phone or SMS notification from the school.

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