The RWB is a large building and has several exits. It is important that the students familiarize themselves with the nearest exits in case of a fire or other emergency. The School will be conducting random fire drills over the next month to ensure that students become comfortable with these exit procedures. Although we will be conducting several drills it is impossible to ensure that all students will be present for them. Teachers will be reiterating to their classes where the nearest exit is and the appropriate rules to follow should a fire occur.
During these drills ALL students, parents and staff are to participate in the safety procedures. Staff will be providing direction throughout the building.
*Parents are NOT to remove their children from the class at the sound of the alarm, however may accompany their child’s class to the holding area. This is crucial to ensure that the teacher is aware of the whereabouts of all his/her students. In the event of an actual fire during inclement weather, the RWB Residence building is the holding area for students. Staff will direct students there, accordingly.
This year, Hallowe’en falls on a Monday. Students are welcome to wear their costumes to class to celebrate the event. This being said, we ask that parents ensure costumes do not restrict movement and that they allow the student to roam freely around the room without hurting others. Props and masks will not be allowed in class.
The RWB is outfitted with blue panic alarm buttons dispersed around the building and parkade to ensure that help is available in case of need. In an emergency, simply lift the cover and press the button. As soon as the cover is lifted a loud alarm will sound. The button will signal Winnipeg police and emergency services to come to the RWB to assess the incident. Please be aware that these panic alarms are only to be used in emergency cases that RWB staff are unable to assist with. We hope that everyone will continue to feel safe and secure in our building.