Emergency Drills

Throughout the 2021-2022 school year, staff and students will be practising drills regarding Emergency Preparedness, which includes fire drills, earthquake drills (evacuation and non-evacuation) as well as shelter in place and lockdown procedures.  Staff is instructed in specific procedures to follow during emergencies and practice drills are held several times during the year so students become familiar with what is expected.  Policies are constantly reviewed.

Because the fire bell does not designate what type of emergency is taking place, i.e. fire or other threat, and because it takes some time to confirm whether or not an emergency actually exists, it is very important that everyone exits the building when the fire alarm sounds, no matter when or where they are, without exception.  Not only do students look to adults as role models, but also, by following these directions, the safety of everyone is ensured.