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Emergency Evacuation Procedures

Emergency Preparedness

As part of the continuing Emergency Preparedness Program, there are classroom kits containing emergency supplies for each child. Every child in the school is required to have a personal comfort kit. A list of contents is provided in September. These kits are stored by grade in the earthquake storage room located outside near the Kindergarten classroom. Please ensure that all information on your child with regards to emergency preparedness is current. This is particularly important regarding special medical needs.

Emergency Procedures

We conduct regular Fire Drills to practice emergency procedures. If there is a fire, students will be evacuated from the school to a specified area on the playground. In the event of a civil or natural emergency no student will be released from school into the care of anyone other than a parent, guardian or other person indicated by the parent on the registration form Emergency Release.

In the event of a major earthquake or disaster, the following rules apply:

  • DO NOT call the school. The phone line must remain open for outgoing emergency calls.
  • Radio station CKNW – 980AM will provide information and directions.
  • DO come to the school if you are able to offer assistance.
  • Refrain from driving to the school, as the school’s access routes and street entrances MUST remain clear for emergency vehicles. Either walk or park away from the school.
  • Once it is safe to travel, go to the Student Release Station to pick up your child and any other child for whom you are assuming responsibility. Adults taking a child from the school grounds under these circumstances must sign a release form.
  • Please note that if evacuation is not possible from the school, the students will proceed to Cedardale Elementary and will be located in the gymnasium.

Announcements:  

Early Dismissal:  Every First Monday of each month (some exceptions)

School Masses: Every Wednesday at 9:15 AM

School Confessions: Last Tuesday of every month with some exceptions

JANUARY 2017

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!  Blessings for a year filled with faith, joy, peace and good health!

School Reopens -8:45 – 3 PM

 
 9  Noon Dismissal
4, 11, 18, 25  School Mass 9:15 AM
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Sexuality and Your Child – Mandatory Meeting (Grades 4 – 7 families) @ 6 PM in the respective classrooms  followed by                    

Over 18 – Mandatory Meeting  @ 7:15 PM for all parents in Grades K – 7 in the gym

All families must be represented at the Over 18 meeting.  This evening is not meant for children and due to the sensitive content it is an adult only meeting.

FEBRUARY
6 Noon Dismissal
1, 8, 15,22 School Masses @ 9:15 AM
 8  FAMILY School Mass at 9:15 AM
9 & 10 Professional Development Days – Catholic Educators’ Conference – Non instructional days for students
13  Family Day – Provincial Statutory Holiday
 14 St. Valentine’s Day – RED Colour Day.  In lieu of the uniform, students may wear red, pink or white coloured clothing.    
23 Open House/Student Led Conferences
 25  Mardi Gras Pancake Breakfast 9:30 – 11 AM (Ticketed event)
MARCH
 1  ASH WEDNESDAY Mass 9:15 AM  – Lent begins
 1, 8, 29  School Mass @ 9:15 AM
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Second Term Reports issued

Last Day of school before Spring Break – 3 PM dismissal

 11-26  Spring Break 
 27  School reopens – 8:45 – 3 PM
30 Ready, Set, Learn Afternoon for 3 & 4 years old children
APRIL
 
 3  Noon Dismissal
5, 12, 19, 26 School Mass @ 9:15 AM
 10  School Spelling Bee
 13  Holy Thursday School Retreat  – Noon Dismissal
14 – 17

 Good Friday

Happy Easter – Alleluia – He Is Risen!

18  School Reopens 8:45 – 3 PM

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