Health, Safety, & Student Services
For the safety of our students, the following guidelines have been developed:
All accidents involving any injury must be reported to a teacher or the school office as soon as possible. This includes mishaps in the school, on the school grounds, while at work experience, or on a school field trip. The school will contact parents and get the medical attention that is deemed necessary.
Cold Weather Policy
On days when the weather is –40 degrees Celsius or colder, not including the wind chill, the buses will not run. Announcements will be made on the PWSD website (www.pwpsd.ca) and on radio stations at 7:00 a.m. The school will remain open.
Fire Drills/Lock Downs
In emergency situations, students must be removed from the school or safely secured in the building. These processes are in place and for the safety of our students, a number of practice drills will occur during the year. Students are expected to cooperate fully with all procedures.
Fire regulations state that students must always have footwear on. Clean and dry your footwear upon entering the school.
Students are expected to drive in a safe, courteous manner. Student parking is on the north side of the parking lot. Student vehicles parked in the reserved parking areas or in areas not designated for parking may be towed away at the student’s expense or lose parking privileges. Students who drive in an unsafe manner will be reported to the RCMP and will not be allowed to drive or park on school property. Parents and students are reminded not to park in the fire lane or on grass-covered areas.
Student Accident Insurance Program
Peace Wapiti School Division has a Student Accident Insurance Program that protects students and their families from some of the high costs of injury from accidents. The Student Accident Insurance program provides coverage for medical, dental, disability, and accidental death and dismemberment insurance on behalf of students participating in any school activities, including student transportation and school-sanctioned events and field trips. All students are covered under the Division plan. Parents/Guardians may wish to purchase additional coverage (summertime, weekend, and other non-school days) at their own cost; information packages are available at the school.
Video cameras have been installed in and outside the building and recorded throughout the day. The purpose of this technology is to enhance the safety of our students and staff.
Visitors to the School
To ensure the safety of all our students, all visitors are expected to report to the office first upon entering the school. Students who wish to bring a guest into the school need to clear their request with school administration.