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.

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

We have a School Resource Officer at Henry Wise Wood High School. Their job is to help students feel safe and secure, as well as to help support and guide students through any difficult situation. Our SRO is an extra resource here at the school and really enjoys working with young people. Our SRO has an office located in the main hallway across from the main gym. Please feel free to stop in and say to her anytime, you don't have to be in trouble!

Emergency Procedures

As part of Henry Wise Wood’s school emergency preparedness, fire, lockdown and other related drills will be conducted in each semester.

Fire Drills

Students are expected to fully cooperate with staff for a safe, quick, and orderly evacuation in the event of a fire alarm. Students, who are not accompanied by a staff member during a fire alarm, are expected to evacuate the building via the nearest exit, in a safe, quick, and orderly manner, and to remain at a safe distance outside the building until they are signaled to return.

Lockdown Drills

It is recommended that the Principal or designate will initiate at least two school lockdown drill each year with a clear and precise announcement on the PA system.

The following are student expectations in a lockdown situation:

  • If you are outside the building and you hear about the lockdown (outside bell will ring continuously), stay outside and alert others. Be aware of the situation around you. If a teacher is in the vicinity, accompany the staff member to an alternate, secure location. Cooperate and remain with the teacher and other students until you receive the “all clear”. If a staff member is not in the vicinity, go to a secure location away from the school and remain there until you are certain that it is safe to return. If you are in the building, go to a secure area and close the doors and windows. Parents and other guests are requested not to enter the building whenever our outside bell is ringing continuously. 
  • If you are already in a secure area in the building, stay there, even if you are not accompanied by a staff member. Cooperate fully with all staff in the building for your own safety and for the safety of others. 
  • Do not use the classroom phone, cell phones or computers. It is essential to remain calm and quiet. 
  • Wait for further instructions.

Emergency Communication Blackout

In the event of an emergency or critical incident, students will follow administrators’ and staff’ direction to observe a communication blackout until the emergency is resolved. This may include students giving their devices to a teacher during the incident.

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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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