Safety Week Update

Dear Families,

This week is Safety Awareness Week.  Today, we practiced our first lockdown drill.  Earlier this week, we also conducted a hold and secure drill.

Please be advised that during any of our school lockdown and hold and secure drills, a sign will be posted on all entrances to the school and childcare.  We ask that when this sign is posted, visitors remain outside the building until the sign is removed.  There will also be one additional lockdown drill later this year.

In addition to our lockdown and hold and secure drills, we conduct six fire drills over the course of the year.  We held our first fire drill last Thursday, and our students were able to exit the building safely in just two minutes!

Safety is everyone’s concern.  We encourage you to take a moment this weekend to discuss school and home safety with your child(ren).

If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions, please contact the office.

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Safety Week

This week is Safety Week across the YRDSB.  As part of our efforts to help ensure the safety of our students, at all times, we have been practicing different safety drills.  We know that when students have an opportunity to practice, in the event of a real emergency they will be better prepared and more able to remain calm.

Last week we practiced a “Hold and Secure” drill, and the week before that we had our first fire drill (we will practice fire drills several more times of the course of the year).  The students and staff did a great job at both!  This week we will be having a Lockdown drill practice.

If you have any questions about any safety drills, please feel free to contact Mrs. Crossley or Ms. Murray.