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École Sun Valley School
River East Transcona School Division

Health & Safety

Note: Sun Valley students have access to the service of a public health nurse on an on-call basis.

Administration of Medication

School personnel are not permitted to administer non-prescription medication. Prescription drugs can be administered only with parental permission and provided the required forms have been completed. Medication must arrive in its original container, labelled with the student's name, doctor, medication, and dosage. The appropriate forms are available at the school office. Medication must be brought to school by an adult.


Should a student become ill or injured in school, we will place a call to the parent(s)/guardian(s) or the emergency contact named on the information form filled out each September. An emergency contact MUST be provided. If we are unable to reach a parent or guardian and the illness or injury is serious, a member of the staff will take the child to the hospital or accompany them there by ambulance.

School Patrols

Our patrols are Grade 5 students. These students are required to demonstrate responsible, mature behaviour. The task of being a patrol requires that they assist other students under often adverse weather and traffic conditions. These students are under the direction of their teacher. They receive training from an officer from the Winnipeg Police Service.

Patrols are on duty 15 minutes before school starts in the morning, for 15 minutes at dismissal, and at the lunch break. Patrols are also on all River East Transcona School Division buses. Kindergarten patrols help students on and off the bus. We recommend that students do not come to school before patrols are on duty. Students are reminded that patrols require their utmost co-operation. Please emphasize to your children the importance of their co-operation with all patrols.

Bus Safety

Sun Valley has bus patrols on each bus transporting students to our school. These safety monitors usher students safely on and off the bus and across the street. They also help the driver keep the noise level down so they can concentrate on driving. Students at Sun Valley are given bus safety training twice a year—once in the fall and again in the spring. Lists of students riding the bus are given to each driver. A copy is also in the office.

Weather Conditions

The school monitors weather conditions that may affect outdoor activities. In particular the wind chill factors provide indicators for us as follows:

–25: shortened outdoor activity may be warranted
27 or colder: no outdoor activity 

If, for any reason, River East Transcona School Division cancels school buses or closes the schools, the announcement will be made on the following radio stations:  

CBC AM 990 & FM 98.3
CJOB AM 680      
CFRW AM 1290        
CKSB  (French) FM 90.5     
CKMM FM 103.1 Virgin Radio   
CHIQ FM Groove 94.3
CJKR FM Power 97         
CKY FM 102.3 Clear FM
CITI FM 92.1
QX104 FM 104.1

Emergency Evacuation

Sun Valley has an emergency evacuation plan in case of fire or some other event that would necessitate evacuation. These procedures are practised with students to ensure a safe, efficient exit from the school. In the event it is impossible to re-enter the school, short-term emergency evacuation sites have been organized. School buses will transport the students and staff to Gateway Recreation Centre, 1717 Gateway Rd. (alternate location is Donwood School, 400 Donwood Dr.).

The decision to evacuate to these sites will be made depending on conditions existing at the time.

Fire Drill

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