Emergency Response Procedures
Today, we practiced our first Lock-Down drill and our students and staff did AMAZING! Throughout the school year, we will continue to practice Lock-Down Drills, Shelter-in-Place Drills as well as Fire Drills.
Parkland School Division’s first priority is the safety, security, and well being of our students and staff. While we hope that Prescott Learning Centre is never faced with an emergency situation, we are prepared to respond to an incident if one should occur.
What happens during a Lock-Down or Shelter-in-Place?
In the event of a lock-down or shelter-in-place, the school will be locked with NO arrivals or departures of anyone including staff, students or parents. You will not be allowed to pick-up your child until after an “all-clear” is given and established student release procedures are in order. This procedure will be strictly adhered to under all circumstances. Please do not go to the school until instructed to do so.
In The Event Of An Emergency:
Do not call the school or your child’s cell phone
We understand and respect your concern, but it is essential that the phone systems be available for emergency communications. If you call the school you will tie up lines and systems required for communicating with emergency responders and may inhibit our ability to send or receive critical information.
By calling your child’s cell phone, you could potentially put them in harms way, depending on the nature of the crisis. Please do not call, we will ensure that you get the information you need by contacting you.
Note: It is imperative that the information on your child’s Emergency Information Card is current.
The quickest way to receive emergency information
There are many ways for you to quickly and accurately receive emergency announcements and status reports without having to call your child’s school.
- Visit this website for updated notifications, the latest news will be posted on the front page.
- Call the Centre for Education at 780-963-4010.
- Tune into a local radio or television station.
What if the school is evacuated?
It may be necessary to keep the streets and parking lot clear for emergency vehicles.
If it's necessary to evacuate the school, students will gather at a primary assembly location, pre-determined by each school, to ensure their safety. Students will remain at the assembly location until they are returned to the school or released to their parent/guardian.
Depending on the severity of the situation, students may be transported to a secondary assembly location away from the school. You will be notified of this via the Division website and the media.
How do I reunite with or pick up my child during or after an emergency?
Should circumstances merit, the school may activate a student release procedure. This allows the school to do a controlled release of students to their parent/guardian. Should it be necessary to activate the student release procedure, instructions on where and when to pick up your child will be posted on the Division website. Students will remain at either the primary or secondary assembly location until they return to the school or are released to their parent/guardian.
Instructions on where, how and when you are able to pick up your child will be posted on the front page of this website. Please also read the Procedures for Parent-Child Reunion.
Carefully read all information you receive from the school regarding emergency procedures as assembly locations are different at each school. Talk to your children and emphasize how important it is for them to follow instructions from their teachers and school officials during any emergency.
For more information contact:
The Centre for Education