Security

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

Visitors & Volunteers

Our school is a closed campus. All visitors and volunteers must report directly to the main office to sign-in. Students should not invite friends to visit the school. Individuals found on school property who do not have legitimate business with the school and who have not registered in the main office may be charged with trespassing while on school property.

Student Identification Cards (ID)

All students will be provided an ID card which must be carried at all times while in the school and on school property. ID cards must be visible at all times. They are required for the library, examinations and may be required at other school functions. Students must show their ID card to any staff member or school resource officer upon request, and must comply with this request in the interest of safety and security.  

Note: Student ID may also be required by Calgary Transit to access their services.

Lost or Stolen ID Card

If an ID card is lost or stolen, students are responsible to pick-up a replacement at the office for a cost of $5.00.

Accidents

The details of any accident are to be reported immediately, either to a teacher or to the Main Office for appropriate documentation and/or communication.

Student Searches

In the event that school safety and security is a concern administration has the right to complete searches of student lockers, student property or personal belongings at any time. 

School Resource Officer

The role of the Resource Officer is to provide guidance and act as a legal resource for teachers, students, parents/guardians and the community at large. Part of this role is to encourage communication and greater understanding among young people and the Calgary Police Service. 

Video Cameras

Bowness High School is equipped with cameras throughout the premises. The purpose of this security video network is to maintain a safe and secure environment at the school for students, staff and the public and to control vandalism of and criminal activity on school property. The system is installed and reviewed in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FOIP). The school administrators may review video surveillance system information when they are required and authorized to do so in the performance of their duties.

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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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Monday, Oct. 18 is a system-wide non-instructional day so there are no classes for students. It is also municipal election day – don’t forget to vote! Have a safe long weekend and please continue to follow all public health measures #WeAreCBE https://t.co/isScnELKOp

RT @UsihChristopher: Looking forward to our system-wide PL Day on Indigenous Ed (Oct 18). #WeAreCBE staff will engage in learning to build our knowledge &understanding. Thank-you to Elders and Knowledge Keepers for their wisdom &guidance as we work together to improve outcomes for Indigenous students

Today’s Board of Trustees public meeting will be held virtually starting at noon. We invite you to stream the meeting online https://t.co/nvCl1fNgoJ #yycbe https://t.co/UjXxYBwr2K

Over the next couple of months CBE students from kindergarten to Grade 12 will be reimaging spaces in #yyc. Schools will submit their designs and the City of Calgary is going to build the winning design IRL! Check it out! https://t.co/OXt9ZU1rAN #WeAreCBE #CBEMinecraft

There are no classes for students on Friday, Oct 8 because it is a system-wide non-instructional day. All of our schools and offices are closed on Monday, Oct 11 for Thanksgiving. Have a safe long weekend and please continue to follow all public health measures #WeAreCBE https://t.co/rE7EjNNx4S

We’re excited to launch Level Up, Calgary! – the first K-12 Minecraft: Education Edition design challenge of its kind in Canada. Students will navigate through a virtual downtown #yyc & reimagine our public spaces. Watch for more tomorrow! #WeAreCBE #CBEMinecraft https://t.co/YedqOulgaQ

Mahogany School is the name of the new K-4 elementary school under construction for the community of Mahogany. The Board of Trustees approved the name for this school, expected to open in September 2022. https://t.co/ywMYILyJ6Z

With support from the Board of Trustees, the CBE has made the decision to require that all employees, volunteers and partners be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Dec. 17, 2021 https://t.co/YA3973aFK7 #yycbe #WeAreCBE https://t.co/oFiH8dgg69

Happy World Teachers' Day to all of our amazing teachers and educators! Thank you for your compassion and courage ensuring that all students can thrive in and outside of the classroom. https://t.co/mVumveb9u2 #WeAreCBE https://t.co/8D6YrZmo8Y

A message from our Chief Superintendent for World Teachers' Day #WeAreCBE https://t.co/5zEXDJ7h7A