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

February 2018
 
5  Noon Dismissal for the students
7*, 14, 21, 28
School Mass 9:15 AM    All are welcome to attend.
 *Family Mass – Coffee to Go follows for commuters – Feb. 7th
8 & 9 Catholic Educators’ Conference – No school for students
14 Ash Wednesday: Lent Season begins
 14  Red Colour DayStudents may wear red coloured clothing in lieu of the uniform
20 Open House/Student-led Conferences
 Re-registration packages due
March
 Spring Break: March  10 – 25
5 Noon Dismissal for the students
 7, 28   School Mass 9:15 AM    All are welcome to attend.
9 Second Term Reports issued
 10-25  Spring Break
26 School Reopens 8:45 AM – 3 PM
29 Holy Thursday – School Retreat – Dismissal at Noon

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April 1

Good FridayNo School for students – please refer to your parish bulletin for service times

Easter Sunday – Alleluia!  Jesus is Risen!

April
 3  School Reopens after Easter Weekend – 8:45-3 PM
 9  Noon Dismissal  8:45 – Noon
 4, 11,18,25
 School Mass @ 9:15 AM
 21  Grade 7 Confirmation 10 AM – Christ the Redeemer Parish

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