Schools are considered to be one of the safest places in our communities. However, in reality, an emergency can strike anywhere at any time.
During any emergency, our first priority is the safety of our students and staff. In order to provide an effective response to any school crisis, the Division has developed an Emergency Response Plan. This works in conjunction with other local emergency plans since a school emergency could require the involvement of numerous agencies. The plans created for individual schools, along with the Division Plan, are reviewed annually and after an emergency occurs.
To help better understand our emergency protocols, please review the "School Emergency Program" handout. This handout includes important information about student release in an emergency that may happen from an evacuation site. It also introduces our new "Community Hotline" number, which is where a recorded message will be available when any functional protocol is initiated.