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School Emergency Situations (Life Threatening)

These are the procedures followed by personnel at Maple Leaf School:

  1. Assess the situation.
  2. Dial 911 to activate ambulance, police, fire, and poison control.

What to Say:

  1. State the name, address, and phone number of the school. (Maple Leaf School, 251 McIvor Avenue, Ph. 661-9509).
  2. Identify clearly the nature of the situation. (i.e. "Ambulance required immediately for seriously injured/unconscious student/adult.")
  3. Give location of emergency. (i.e. main entrance on McIvor Avenue)

Emergency Numbers/Non Emergency Numbers

Fire/Ambulance/Police/Poison Treatment: 911 (Emergency)

  • Winnipeg Police Service: 986-6222
  • Police (Division 14): 986-6262
  • East St. Paul Police: 668-8322
  • School Resource Unit: 986-6322
  • Child Abuse Unit: 986-6378
  • Organized Crime Unit: 986-6048
  • Rossmere Community Service Centre: 986-7684
  • Victims Services: 986-6350
  • Fire: 986-6380
  • Ambulance: 986-6336

Call Back

If the school has not received prior notification of your child’s absence, the office will contact you or your emergency contact as soon as possible.  This service is designed to ensure your child’s safety.  Please inform the school in advance of your child’s absence.  This may be accomplished by a note to your child’s teacher or by leaving a message on the answering machine at 661-9509. 

Appointments, Pick-ups, and Visitors

All parents, visitors, and former students are asked to report to the office during school hours. The office will contact your child’s teacher to let him/her know that you have arrived.

Child Custody

If there is a court order that limits the rights of one parent regarding custody or visitations, please submit the original order to the office so that a copy can be made for reference.  Unless this is done, access to either parent cannot be denied.  Please notify the office of any changes.

Update of Information for Our Records

Please keep the school up-to-date by informing us of any changes in business, home, sitter, or emergency phone numbers and/or addresses.

Storm/Cold Weather Procedures

All of Metro Winnipeg School Divisions follow one system.  Environment Canada weather information is consulted at about 6:00 a.m.  If the wind chill is –45 °C or colder, school buses are cancelled, but schools usually remain open.  Announcements concerning school closure and/or bus cancellation are made over major radio stations, TV stations, or the RETSD website (  If a cancellation message has not been posted by 6:45 a.m., then buses are running.

Fire Drills

The fire department regulations state that all schools must have 10 fire drills per school year.  These drills are taken very seriously and all students are trained to exit the school as though there was an emergency.

Bus Evacuation

Each year, in the early fall and late spring, the River East Transcona Transportation Department carries out bus evacuation drills.  A school bus driver, with the help of patrols, explains procedures and shows students how to evacuate a bus in an emergency.

Crisis Response Plan

Maple Leaf School has a Crisis Response Plan that outlines our school’s systematic handling of a tragic event.  An on-site Crisis Response Team is responsible for coordinating and implementing the plan and maintaining stability in the school environment in the event of an emergency.  A Maple Leaf School Staff/Parent/Guardian Guide to Emergency Response Procedures is available from the office.

School Lock-down

In the unlikely event that an intruder poses a threat to students and staff, Maple Leaf School has a lock-down procedure which all students and staff are trained to follow.The school conducts two lockdown drills per school year.

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