Closed Campus 

Jack James High School is a closed campus. Persons visiting the school must check in at the main office and obtain administrative approval. Those who do not check in at the office may be charged with trespassing.

School Resource Officer

The Calgary Police Service provides our School Resource Officer.  They speak to classes on a variety of topics surrounding youth and the law as well as being available for students and staff if difficulties arise.  Their work involves both class presentations and individual legal supports as called upon.  School Resource Officers (SRO’s) are sworn law enforcement officers with the Calgary Police Service who are placed in schools.  SRO’s generally utilize a community based program approach. SRO’s are usually seen as a friend or mentor to students rather than a uniformed officer.

Security / Identification Cards

All students and staff are responsible for the safety of our school.  Therefore it is mandatory that all students and staff are required to have their ID Cards on their person at all times to discourage trespassers.  ID’s will also reflect joint campus programming when applicable. You have the choice to wear them with a lanyard or clip-on.  Students who forget their lanyard and ID will be asked to go to the Learning Commons and purchase a replacement lanyard and ID tag for $5.00.  There is no exception to this rule.

Student Spares

Students on spares are not to be wandering the halls or disrupting the learning of others. Students on spares are expected to be in the: 

  • Learning Commons/Resource
  • Alternative Programs with permission
  • Outside Courtyard
  • Cafeteria area closest to the main office near the tree courtyard. 

Students in Part-Time Programs

Students, who are on a part-time program of 1 or 2 periods that occur in either Blocks 1 and 2 or Blocks 3 and 4, are expected to leave the building when not in classes.

Success and Safety

Success and safety are of utmost concern for you the student therefore, we have instituted a policy requiring regular and punctual daily attendance/engagement for all students.



With the variety of equipment and machines students use in class Safety Training is an ongoing learning piece.  We must follow Laws and Regulations related to industry through OHS (Occupational Health and Safety).  Therefore it is imperative students are in regular daily attendance to have the knowledge and safety training to work in shops with the equipment and machines.

Failure to maintain regular and punctual daily attendance/engagement may result in the loss of that class.


Students need to focus on what it takes to succeed. Achievement is directly related to daily attendance and engagement. We are require students to be here regularly, punctually and engaged to give themselves the chance of being successful in all classes.


  • Industry requires safe employees.
  • Insurance claims are related to safe employee practices.
  • The job marked is moving to substance testing.  Employees need to be free of this involvement.
  • OHS has instituted a fine system for all industry/training organization for unsafe practice.

This policy at Jack James High School is to provide our students with the best and most current requirements to be safe and successful. 

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. 

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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.