Emergency Procedures

In the event of an emergency procedure, schools can be placed under one of four ‘emergency actions’ or statuses (effective as of September 8, 2015) to ensure the security and safety of students and employees: 

Drop, Cover and Hold 
Shelter in Place

Information regarding each level of emergency status is listed in our Administrative Procedure 103 - Emergency Procedures. These actions are put into place by either a school administrator (Principal, Vice-Principal, or if neither available, the Teacher-in-Charge), Assistant Superintendent or the Superintendent. Procedures are practiced at each school at multiple times through the year. In all scenarios, special considerations are to be taken by teachers and supervisors for the care and evacuation of students with special needs.

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

District Websites www.abbyschools.ca

School Website https://barrowtown.abbyschools.ca
Our "Abby Schools" app, available for download from the  iTunes store or Google Play;

Twitter (@AbbotsfordSD), Facebook (@AbbotsfordSD) and Instagram (@AbbotsfordSD); and
Local Media Stations (Country 107.1, STAR 98.3, News 1130, CKNW 980AM, CBC 690AM, Punjabi Radio 1550 AM, Red FM 93.1 FM, Jack 96.9 FM, City TV and Abbotsford News).

Opt-In to Receive Text Messages

Parents and guardians can now take advantage of SchoolMessenger's Text Messaging Service! Our school district utilizes the SchoolMessenger system to deliver important information about events, school closings, safety alerts and more.

Families can participate in this free service just by sending a text message of “Y” or “Yes” to our school district’s short code number, 67587.

You can also opt out of these messages at any time by simply replying to one of our messages with “Stop”. SchoolMessenger is compliant with the Student Privacy PledgeTM, so you can rest assured that your information is safe and will never be given or sold to anyone.