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.
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.
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.
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.