The Seabird Island Community School Education Society states that the immediate safety of all pupils and employees is of prime consideration. In extraordinary circumstances, safety will take precedence over any, and all other considerations. Seabird Island Education Society has the authority to close a school on a required day of instruction if it believes the health or safety of students is endangered.
Seabird Island Community School has a pre-determined evacuation procedure in place. All staff and students should be well-versed in this procedure.
Staff or students believed to pose a health risk will be asked by school administration to remain off campus until doctor has provided written notice that they are medically fit to return to school. If staff or students do not comply with school administration’s request to remain off campus, the Seabird Island Education Society has the authority to suspend an employee or student from a school, until they provide a written notice that they do not pose a health risk and are medically fit to return to school.
In the event of an early emergency dismissal, school administration will make every effort to locate a contact person for each student and inform them of the early dismissal. Whenever possible, early dismissals will be avoided and regular bus time departures will be maintained. When school is closed on immediate or very short notice, the school phone line or an alternate line will be made available to give/receive messages.
If parents or emergency contacts cannot be reached or are unable to be home to receive children in the event of an early emergency dismissal, the pre-arranged community drop off locations will be used.
In an effort to ensure the safety and well-being of all our students and staff, Seabird Island Community School is a closed campus and has been since January 2007. What this means is that students are not allowed to leave the school campus once they have arrived. If a student does leave without permission they will be considered to be truant. A phone call will be made home and parents/guardian will be made aware of the student’s truancy. If the student returns they will have to report to the office and spend the rest in an isolated class setting. Parents must report to the front office to sign student out if student needs to leave school grounds for any reason.