Student Safety

Student Safety

Student safety is of prime importance. At Northern Gateway Public Schools, we have several measures and procedures in place to ensure the safety of students, staff and guests. These include:

  • a Division Emergency Response Plan and School Emergency Response Plans which work in conjunction with other local support and emergency response agencies within our communities.
  • on-site emergency response teams at each school, along with a Division-based Emergency Response team that provides support and aid to schools at time of an emergency.
  • All staff are regularly trained on emergency protocols and drills are practiced throughout the year at each school.

Emergency Procedures

Learn what happens and what you should do in the event of an emergency at your child's school.

Emergency Response Plan Definitions

Follow the link for more information on the types of emergency responses most used in schools.


Learn how to recognize the difference between Peer Conflict, Mean Behaviour and Bullying, and how to resolve matters in each situation.

Crisis Hotlines

A variety of helpful phone numbers available for children, teens and parents in need at times of crisis. Most are available 24/7.

Violence/Threat Risk Assessment (VTRA)

Learn about the Violence/Threat Risk Assessment process, which addresses violent or threat-making behaviour in schools through an intervention process rather than a disciplinary process.

Welcoming, Caring, Respectful and Safe Learning Environments

Northern Gateway Public Schools is committed to ensuring that every student and staff member employed by theĀ Board is provided with a welcoming, caring, respectful and safe environment in which to learn and work.

SAFE Planning - Information Guide for Parents

For more information contact:

Division Office
Phone: 780.778.2800
Toll-free: 1.800.262.8674