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.

Outdoor Safety

Everyone should come to school dressed for the weather and ready for fresh air and exercise for 20 minutes daily at lunch.  In the CBE, an indoor lunch will be called when temperatures or the wind chill factor exceeds -20. Alternate indoor and lunch clubs will be organized in the event that weather prevents students from going outside.

For everyone’s safety, the following expectations have been created:

  • Students will not climb on any structures (fences, sand container, shed, trees)
  • A rotating schedule of access to the obstacle course playground will be established at the start of the year
  • Students must leave snow on the ground at all times
  • Students in Grades 5-6 will play in upper field with the oversight of lunch supervisors
  • Lunch supervisors will wear fluorescent vests to be visible and provide assistance to students
  • Lunch supervisors will use walkie talkies / cell phones so they can communicate easily with the main office in the event of an emergency
  • Teachers with supervision duty will circulate the periphery of the school grounds each lunch hour

Student Supervision

Students should arrive at school after 8:45. The main doors into the school will open at 8:55, allowing students 10 minutes to go to the locker and prepare for the entry of classes at 9:05. To reduce congestion, each student is assigned one specific entry/exit door, which they should always use; teachers will share this information with students before the first day of school. At the end of the school day, students are asked to exit the building and proceed directly to their bus, Calgary Transit or parent. The main office closes at 4:00 pm.  If required, students may use the student telephone in the main office to arrange after-school plans. Parents are requested to ensure that drop-off (8:45) and pick-up (4:00) of students does not extend beyond these times, in order to ensure safety in the building, and adequate levels of supervision during non-instructional times.

Students may access the courtyard to store their bicycles and lock them on the bicycle stand provided.  They will then exit the courtyard and report directly to their designated door.  The courtyard will be locked during the school day and there is no entry into the school from the courtyard.

If parents are driving their child to school, they are requested to pre-arrange a safe drop-off and pick up spot. Parking on the west side of Elbow Dr. is preferable, as this will minimize the congestion around yellow school busses and the pedestrian cross walk.

Parents may not drop off or pick up students from the staff parking lot, under any condition. Students get off of the yellow school bus and walk across the parking lot to get to their designated entry door. Parent support in this matter will create optimal safety for our student pedestrians.

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.