St. Mary's Elementary School

POLICIES & PROCEDURES:
Student Health and Safety 

Safety and Security Procedures 

The front door will be kept locked during the school day.   Visitors will be limited from entering the school.  A telecommunication system is available at the front door for visitors to communicate with the front office.  In-person visits should be for essential purposes and arranged in advance by appointment.  Parents volunteering for yard duty or the library program will have school access to complete their hours.  Parents can drop off lunches, supplies and instruments at the front door. If parents/caregivers need to contact the school principal or their children’s teacher, they will be directed to do by phone or email.  Virtual appointments can be arranged in advance.   Visitors must be aware of, and follow safety protocols, limited in their access to essential spaces only.  All doors/gates will be open and maintained by staff 8:30-8:50 a.m. for drop off and from 3:00-3:10 p.m. for picking up students. 

Our school is equipped with 24hr surveillance cameras for security reasons. 

At the time of registration, you provided emergency contact information. Parents must keep this record up to date. Please inform the school office of any changes in the workplace, home, or emergency phone numbers. 

Emergency Procedures 

Regular fire, earthquake, and lockdown drills are held throughout the year to give the children safety routines for school and to reinforce safety plans you may have discussed at home. In the event of an earthquake, do not phone the school. Children will be released to parents or designated caregivers only. Please report to the Release Station, which will be indicated by a sign by the church. Be patient and calm as releasing students will take time. 

Student Health 

Following the BC Health ACT (Schools), CISVA schools are to have procedures in place that cover communicable disease control (immunization), prevention from blood-borne viruses, school management of students infected with blood-borne pathogens, and prevention and management of Anaphylaxis in a school setting. Parents are required to provide their children’s health and safety information at registration and notify the school of changes. CISVA Student Health Policy 406Vancouver Coastal Health. 

 


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