The Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District has updated its School Safety Notification System in collaboration with the Ridge Meadows RCMP. The revised notification system follows provincial recommendations and covers the six following scenarios:
Drop, Cover, and Hold – Used in the event of an earthquake, explosion, or any event that shakes the school.
Hold and Secure – Used when there is a security concern, such as a police incident, in the neighbourhood of the school.
Lockdown – Used to prevent intruders from entering occupied areas of the school, or in times when it is necessary to isolate students and staff from a danger outside or within the building.
Shelter in Place – Used as a short-term measure to protect students and staff from potential dangers outside the school (e.g. environmental weather-related emergencies, dangerous wild animals on school grounds, or a missing child).
Room Clear – Used to move people away from a hazard contained in one room/area.
Learn more about our revised School Safety Notification System at https://www.sd42.ca/school-safety-notification/