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Emergency Procedures

District Emergency Procedures

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

  • Drop, Cover and Hold 
  • Evacuation
  • Shelter in Place
  • Lockdown

These emergency 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.
*Administrative Procedure 103 - Emergency Procedures 

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



Opt-In to Receive Text Messages

In the event of a school closure, the district will also send out an automated message from it's messaging system, SchoolConnects (formerly Synervoice). Parents/guardians and staff who want to also receive text messages from the Abbotsford School District must opt-in by texting the word JOIN to 56360 from the mobile phone they wish to receive text messages on.