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

April 2018
 
9  Noon Dismissal for the students
4*, 11, 18, 25
School Mass 9:15 AM    All are welcome to attend.
21 Confirmation for Grade 7 Students – “Come Holy Spirit”
 23 – 27  Intermediate Speech Arts (Hosted at St.Pius X Elementary School)
 
May
 
 2

 Blue Day in honour of our Heavenly Mother Mary – Students may wear blue in lieu of the uniform

Crowning of Mary at our School Mass

7 Noon Dismissal for the students
 2, 9, 16, 23, 30   School Mass 9:15 AM    All are welcome to attend.
7 – 11 Teacher Appreciation Week
 8  CISVA Spelling Bee Final (Hosted at St. Anthony’s School West Vancouver)
18 Fun DayDismissal at Noon
22  Non-Instructional Day – No School for Students
30 & June 6 CISVA Track Meet – Swangard Stadium
June
 4  Noon Dismissal  8:45 – Noon
 6, 13,20,25*, 28*
 School Mass @ 9:15 AM  (* Note date change from Wednesday)
 7 & 8   “SHREK” Spring Musical Production – St. Anthony’s School Gymnasium – Ticketed Event
 11  Non-Instructional Day – No School
 13

Saint Anthony’s Feast Day

 T-Shirt, Shorts. and Shades Day in lieu of uniforms

25 10:30 AM School Mass – Grade 7 Farewell Mass and Luncheon – Noon Dismissal for Students
28

Last Day of School for Students – School Mass at 9 AM

10:30 AM Dismissal 

A Blessed, Safe and Happy Summer Holidays!
September 4, 2018 School Reopens – Noon Dismissal – Welcome to a New School Year!

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