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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 
  • Evacuation
  • Shelter in Place
  • Lockdown

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/School Websites (;
  • 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).