Part of keeping our schools safe is emergency preparedness, because emergencies can happen anywhere, any time.
During emergencies, student and staff safety is the first priority.
Each school has its own safety plan, including coordination with the RCMP and other agencies, evacuation routes and alternate sites, security protocols and other important health and safety considerations.
Staff are trained in emergency protocols, and schools routinely practice fire and bomb threat evacuation drills, as well as earthquake and lockdown drills. These practice drills help ensure staff and students know what to do, and they also help ensure the plans will be effective.
School staff are prepared to care for your children in the event of an emergency. We have plans in place with the RCMP and other emergency personnel. A number of staff at each school have First Aid training.