:: Safety in our Schools
Our schools are safe and secure places for learning. We watch out for our students, teach them about personal safety, and make sure our facilities are safe. Together with parents and the community, we create an environment that promotes learning, good citizenship, friendship, and fun.
We also recognize that appropriate student behaviour is essential to the student growth, the development of responsible, self-disciplined youth, and to the operation of our schools.
- Behaviour and Conduct
- School Resource Officer Program
- Community Health Issues
- Respectful Learning & Working Environments - Information for Parents, Guardians and Volunteers
- Notify the school if your child will be absent or late. Schools monitor attendance. We want to ensure your child arrives at school safely.
- Be sure the school has an updated emergency number in the event that your child is injured or becomes ill at school.
- As your child's first teacher, you will be the most important person to model safe behavior as you walk and drive together.
- As you walk your child to school, talk about crossing the street and being visible to drivers.
- Bicycles used by young children on busy streets can be hazardous. Please supervise your child's riding and help your child develop skills in safe areas.
- Talk with your child about how school safety patrols can help and where Block Parent homes are located in your neighborhood.
For safety's sake, be informed! Become familiar with:
- the names of teachers who will be working with your child
- the school procedures regarding care of outer clothing, field trips, fees and supplies
- the school calendar - identify holidays and special events
- the school timetable - starting and dismissal times
- the school's emergency procedures
This information represents our best advice on this topic. Other authorities, such as Alberta Education, may provide additional information.