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 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.

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.

Emergency Procedures

As part of Ian Bazalgette’s school emergency preparedness, fire, lockdown and other related drills will be conducted throughout the school year.

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 outside the building with their homeroom until they are signalled to return. Students will be organized in the field to the east of the building according to grade and homeroom groupings. Students are expected to remain silent and stay in an alphabetical homeroom line and seated once directed by their teacher.

Evacuation Drills

The school is evacuated according the same procedures for a fire drill. If administration or emergency services deem it unsafe to return to the building, students will be evacuated to our neighbour school, Valley View. If this premise were not available, students would proceed to Holy Cross School, our other neighbouring school.  Once the building is safe for students to return they will do so directed by teachers and administration

Lockdown Drills

The Principal or designate will initiate a school lockdown procedure 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 teacher to an alternate, secure location (Valley View School would be the first choice if they are not also under lock down).  Cooperate and remain with the teacher and other students until you received the “all clear”. If a teacher 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. Inquires can be made by phoning the Calgary Board of Education, Main Switchboard at 403-294-8211. 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. 
  • Cooperative 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 computer(s), except to report severely injured students/staff or to provide intruder information. Cell Phones are to be turned off for safety reasons. It is essential to remain calm and quiet. Wait for further instructions.

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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 via SchoolMessenger.

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