School Access

All outside doors, except the front doors, are kept locked for security reasons. The student doors close very quickly so it is important to be on the compound a few minutes before the bell. 

Kindergarten Access

Kindergarten students are asked to arrive just before the start of class each day at their designated door. It is greatly appreciated if parents and caregivers that have accompanied the child to the school can remain outside with their child until the teachers have arrived at the Kindergarten door to welcome them into the school. Students that live outside of the walk zone are provided with access to charter bus transportation to and from school. These students will be greeted each morning by school staff and directed around to the back of the building where teacher supervision will be provided at the aforementioned times. 

Busing maps, registration forms and waiver applications are available both on the CBE website and from the school office. 

Visitors & Volunteers

All visitors must sign-in at the school office. Visitors will be provided with a volunteer name tag once they have checked in with the office personnel. We ask visitors to keep the volunteer tag with them while in the building and for the tags to be as visible, as staff is encouraged to ask to the see the pass when they meet unfamiliar faces in the building. 

Supervision at School

Students within the walk zone are asked not to arrive at school until teacher supervision begins at 8:55 AM and 12:45 PM. We encourage parents to stay off of the compound and playground area at these times in order to ensure the safety of our children by only having our school staff supervise the area. 

Students are expected to leave the school immediately after dismissal via their designated doors entering onto the compound. There is no supervision on the playground after school as teachers are supervising students inside at the end of the day. Students participating in regularly scheduled school clubs or activities will be expected to remind parents in advance and will have submitted a signed permission form to do so.

Parents that normally walk their child(ren) to school can continue to see them safely into this area and then are encouraged to move their neighbourly conversations with other adults away from the supervision area. By doing so, school staff are then in a position to approach any unknown adult that has wandered into this student space and can clarify school practice while still adequately providing sound supervision for students.

Designated Playground Days

In addition, because of our large school population, we have scheduled days for each grade to use the playground equipment. The students are aware of their day on the playground and we ask that if you have a younger child(ren) with you, please wait until our students have gone into the school building before your child plays on the playground equipment.

Fire Drills

The school is required to hold a specified number of fire drills throughout the school year. It is important that students be wearing shoes at all times in school in case a drill or real emergency requires them to exit the building. It is expected that students take the drills seriously and do their best to follow the instructions of the teachers in the building. All adults, volunteers and guests are also required to follow the directions of staff and Emergency Team Members while present at the school during these drills.  

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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.