Security

School Access

For security reasons all doors remain locked during the day. This enables us to monitor all visitors to our school.

Safety and security of our students is of utmost importance, and we need your help with this! Please help us ensure the safety of our students by following our established safety and security guidelines outlined below: 

  • Safety is best secured when students arrive at school on time.
  • Students arriving late need to enter through the front doors and report to the office so that they can be recorded as late.
  • Students who need to leave the school early for appointments will be called to the office to meet their parents.  Please remember to check out with the office staff.
  • Parents and older siblings are asked to remain outside of the school at entry and dismissal time, and needn’t accompany their children into the building.  If you wish to speak to a staff member, please enter through the front door and report to the office.  An appointment can be set up for you to do so.

Visitors & Volunteers

All parents and visitors (including former students) must enter the school through the front doors and report to the office. Office staff will request that you sign in and put on a visitor tag if you need to go to a classroom or another part of the building.  Anyone not wearing a visitor tag will be asked by staff members to return to the office to sign in.

Meeting Spot

Students who go home with their friends, or brothers or sisters should identify a meeting spot outside the school to meet. It is appropriate to assume that all students have established a routine and can easily find a great space out of the school to meet. Some students choose the playground, a pole, a fence post etc. Please have a conversation with your child(ren) to see what their “ just right meeting spot” is!

Contact Information

Make sure your phone numbers and email addresses are up to date.

The demographic form must be completed and checked for accuracy each year.  Please make necessary changes and return one to the school for each child.  This information is vital to ensure the proper care and safety of your child during an illness or emergency.  When giving the name and phone number of an alternate contact we would ask that you please ensure the person is someone who is able to pick up the child at school if necessary. 

Please notify the office immediately of any changes so we are able to keep accurate records.

School Telephones

Please refer to these points regarding the use of the school telephone:

  • Manmeet Singh Bhullar School has voice mail with voice prompts.
  • The school phones are considered business phones and are primarily used for conducting school business.
  • Students may use the phone only in case of emergency or to inform parents that they must remain in school unexpectedly. Students are not allowed to make after school plans on the school phone. This should be done in advance of coming to school.

Please note:  For safety reasons, children will not be given messages, as we cannot identify the caller; neither will we interrupt classrooms to put through calls. Telephone calls to classrooms during instructional times are disruptive to the teacher and to student learning. If you will be picking your child up other than at the end of the morning or afternoon please write a note and send along with the student.

Emergency Closure Procedures

In the event of an emergency closure (e.g. fire, power failure), students will be taken to a predetermined safe site. Parents would be contacted, if necessary, from there. All parents should arrange a place their child(ren) can go mid-day in the event of such a situation.

Safety Procedures

CBE regulations require schools to have a minimum of 6 fire drills each year in which all children are required to participate. It is important that your child have shoes on their feet at all times while in the school as we are required to exit the building immediately when the fire bell rings. 

The safety of all students and staff of Manmeet Singh Bhullar School is of great importance. To that end, we will from time to time, practice a drill known as a “lock down”. This kind of drill might be used in the event of an emergency where their teachers give the children instructions while the building is secured. Teachers will ensure all children are in classrooms, classrooms are locked and attendance is taken. Parents or other visitors will be expected to evacuate to safety areas as instructed by teachers during this kind of drill.

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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.

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