……..that South East Cornerstone Public School Division is fully committed to providing each student and staff member with a safe and orderly environment. Plans for responding to emergency and/or crisis situations have been developed to guide school-based administrators and staff.
One emergency response is the Hold and Secure Procedure. In this instance the school may be notified by the local authorities of an incident where it would be desirable for a school to initiate a hold and secure. The school would be locked, while assigned staff supervise the exterior doors during class change time(s). Classes take place as usual, however, no student or staff, may enter or leave the school and no outside public may enter the building without authorized permission.
The second emergency response is called a Lockdown. If there is a major threat within the building staff and students will quietly remain in locked classrooms while the authorities manage the situation.
Much like fire drills, these procedures are practiced throughout the school year to prepare, both staff and students for emergency events.