Emergency Management Protocols Summary for Parents

School Emergency Procedures Information Sheet

New Westminster Schools has emergency procedure protocols to help keep students, staff and volunteers safe during a real or perceived threat.

In the event of an emergency procedure, schools can be placed under one of five ‘emergency actions’ or statuses to ensure the security and safety of students and employees.

  • Hold & Secure
  • Shelter in Place
  • Lockdown
  • Drop, Cover and Hold On
  • Evacuate

Information regarding each level of emergency status is listed in our Emergency Procedures Summary Sheet.SD40 Emergency Procedures Summary.  Drills take place at schools regularly to ensure familiarity and compliance with emergency procedures.

Notifications of emergency status will be posted via one or more of the below platforms; please connect with us online.

  • District and/or School Websites
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Synervoice: an automated calling system that informs parents/caregivers of student absences; bus cancellations and important messages or events within the school