Vancouver Formosa Academy will carry out the following drills:
Prior to carrying out specific drills, all students and staff will be educated about the nature of emergencies and the need for implementing procedures to respond to them effectively. Classroom discussion will include knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of all parties as well as understanding the overarching goals of the process.
Drills will include variations such as taking alternate routes in the event that a usual route cannot be used. Other variations could include situations where students are not in the classroom, i.e., during lunch or class changes.
Off-Site Activities Students and staff may not always be on school property when an emergency occurs. There may be times when school is in session but students and staff may be out of the building eg. lunch breaks, PE classes or field trips. events. School plans will provide for guidance in the event of the need for response during school sponsored events that take place off school property.
**Fire Bell Rings** (or you see or smell fire in the building)
“EARTHQUAKE!” is called (or you feel an earthquake)
Lockdown procedures are used to secure the school in the event of threats inside or outside of the school.
In the event that lockdown procedures are required:
Partial lockdown procedures are required if an incident on the street is deemed threatening and students must remain in the building. It may also be used in the case of a non-threatening disturbance such as a medical emergency in the school or outside.
In the case of a “partial lockdown”, staff should keep students in the room and away from all windows until the “all clear is sounded”. The front door may be locked if appropriate.
No circumstance is predictable. Common sense should prevail in all situations
Vancouver Formosa Academy will refer to these procedures in the case of a major emergency (eg. fire, major earthquake or other natural disaster).