Our first priority is the safety, security, and well being of our students and staff. While we hope our schools are never faced with an emergency situation, we are prepared to respond to an incident if one should occur.
There are three different terms we will use, depending on the type of situation:
Lockdown – Major incident or threat of school violence within the school, or in relation to the school
Hold and Secure – Used when it is necessary to secure the school due to an ongoing situation outside and not related to the school (e.g. a bank robbery occurs near a school but not on school property; a moose on the playground)
Shelter in Place – Environmental or weather related situation, where it is necessary to keep all occupants within the school, to protect them from an external situation (e.g. chemical spill, blackouts, extreme weather conditions)
In emergency situations, information will be posted on the division website and social media accounts. Here’s how you can stay connected: