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Procedures

Emergency Procedures

In the event of an emergency procedure, schools can be placed under one of four ‘emergency actions’ or statuses (effective as of September 8, 2015) to ensure the security and safety of students and employees: 

Drop, Cover and Hold 
Evacuation
Shelter in Place
Lockdown

Information regarding each level of emergency status is listed in our Administrative Procedure 103 - Emergency Procedures. These actions are put into place by either a school administrator (Principal, Vice-Principal, or if neither available, the Teacher-in-Charge), Assistant Superintendent or the Superintendent. Procedures are practiced at each school at multiple times through the year. In all scenarios, special considerations are to be taken by teachers and supervisors for the care and evacuation of students with special needs.

Notifications of emergency status will be posted on the District website, social media platforms and individual school websites.