Schools K - 12

Emergency plans

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. 


  • Staff are trained and prepared to care for your children in the event of an emergency.
  • In the event of an emergency, you will be notified as soon as information is available.
  • Remain calm and follow instructions to ensure everyone’s safety. Your cooperation will allow emergency personnel to focus on what’s most important – the safety of the children.

What parents should do

  • Tune in to the news on your local radio stations for further instructions. We will provide regular updates as information becomes available.
  • Do not call the school – leave the lines open for the school to communicate with emergency services.
  • In the event of a city-wide emergency, do not drive to pick up your child until requested to do so. Roadways need to be clear to evacuate the school and for emergency vehicles.


Schools and Student Services

Department of Education
1000 Lewes Boulevard
Box 2703
Whitehorse, Yukon
Canada Y1A 2C6

Phone: 867-667-5127
Toll free (In Yukon): 1-800-661-0408, local 5127
Fax: 867-393-6339

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