School Safety

We take the safety of our students and staff very seriously. Dalhousie School is monitored by recorded closed circuit TV to help us maintain safety protocols. Please be aware of these Calgary Board of Education protocols and make sure you observe them at all times.

Safety Rules

  • Upon each entry to the building, all parents/visitors/guests at Dalhousie School must proceed immediately to the school office. Under no circumstances are parents/guardians/etc. to proceed to classrooms without first coming to the office, even if you are in the company of your child, except during parent-teacher conferences. This protocol is in force on all school days, before, during and after regular school hours.
  • Unless you are formally scheduled to volunteer, please do not use your volunteer status/badge to sign in and access the school.
  • All students who are late for any reason must come sign in at the office and pick up a late slip.
  • Once students are checked into the office and have their late slip, we ask that they walk by themselves to their classroom.
  • All students who are leaving early must be signed out by a parent or other person who is on the contact list in the office. The meeting place for early pick-up is always the school office.
  • Any changes in personal information such as phone numbers or emergency contacts must be reported to the office a.s.a.p. The school needs to be able to reach someone on your contact list at all times that your child(ren) is/are in our care. 
Last modified on


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.


On Tuesday, Feb. 7, the CBE’s Well-Being team will host its next free webinar with the AHS Sexual & Reproductive Health Team on the topic of Healthy Sexual Development. Sign up today to join the virtual session from 6:30-8:00 pm #WeAreCBE

RT @BishopPinkham: Acknowledging Black History Month for February. Many more lessons and stories will be integrated into core and complementary classes. #WeAreCBE #BlackHistoryMonth

RT @MSBhullarCBE: WHoooo created these amazing sketches and poems? Gr6 students Sai, Ayana and Priya wowed us with their skills and creativity. #WeareCBE #NicetoManmeetYou

In February we celebrate Black History Month! It’s an opportunity to learn about and celebrate the contributions of Black Canadians in communities across the country. Activities and lessons are planned in CBE schools throughout the month. #WeAreCBE

There are no classes for CBE students on Friday, Feb. 3, because it’s a system-wide non-instructional day. Have a great long weekend! #WeAreCBE

RT @Tombainescbe: Happy Groundhog Day #yyc Check out this student made GIF done in computers to celebrate! #wearecbc @yyCBEdu @CbeArea1

February 1 is World Hijab Day. It is a day to celebrate and honor the diversity and strength of women who choose to wear the hijab. #WeAreCBE

Chief Superintendent Christopher Usih and Blackfoot Elder Saa'kokoto joined the Literacy and Indigenous Education Teams to celebrate World Read Aloud Day. #WeAreCBE

RT @SunnysideCBE: Our commitment to Truth and Reconciliation is to continue our commitment to land-based learning and to build on our understanding of the Holistic Lifelong Learning Framework through the Seven Sacred Teachings. Here is what the grade 2s learned about Respect from the Bison.

Winter Walk Day is Wednesday, Feb. 1 #WeAreCBE