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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   Everyone welcome to attend

School Confessions: Last Tuesday of every month with some exceptions

September 2017
 
5  School opens for the new school year – 8:45 AM – Noon
6, 13, 20, 27
School Mass 9:15 AM    All are welcome to attend.
7

Parent Meetings: 

6 PM:  Gr. 7 and Kindergarten Meetings in the classrooms

7 PM – All Parent Meeting (Gym)

7:40 – 8:10 – Classroom Rotation One (Grs. 1 – 6)

8:15 – 8:45 – Classroom Rotation Two (Grs. 1 – 6)

 

 14  Back to School BBQ – 6 – 8 PM (School Parking Lot)
18 – 22
Timberline (Grade 7)
October
 Feed the Hungry :  Food Bank Collection – October 2 – 6
2 Noon Dismissal for the students

Winter Uniform in effect (sweaters, blouses/shirts, kilts, long pants, dark socks)

 3  Photo Day (Individual, Class, & Panorama)  Full winter uniform
 4, 11, 18, 25   School Mass 9:15 AM    All are welcome to attend.
 20  Non Instructional Day for students (Provincial Pro-D Day for Educators)
23 – 27 Scholastic Book Fair
27 Interim Reports Issued
31

Autumn Colour Day- In lieu of uniforms, students may wear autumn coloured clothing.

Pumpkin Carving Contest – please see guidelines distributed via the classroom teacher

November
 6  Noon Dismissal  8:45 – Noon
 1, 18, 15,22, 29
 School Mass @ 9:15 AM   1st – All Saints Day, 8th- Remembrance Mass
 10  Non Instructional Day
24 First Term Reports Issued
28 Parent/Teacher Conferences 9 AM – 6 PM

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