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181 - 6th St. SE, Altona, MB, ROG OB3 | 204-324-6416
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W.C. Miller Collegiate
exitus aditus semper - every ending is a new beginning
Jul 19, 2018
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SCHOOL SAFETY AT MILLER:
​Operating a safe school is something that is in the best interest of the children, the adults who work in the school, as well as the community that we serve. Quite simply, being safe is the right thing to do.  There are various aspects to Safe Schools Guidelines including first aid/CPR, lockdowns and fire drills to name a few.  A number of these items require specific training and/or practice on an ongoing basis.  In some cases, all staff and students are trained; in other cases, specific staff is trained.  In all situations, all staff members are aware of who has training in order to best serve our school community.  Below you will find a list of all of the aspects that our school follows regarding safe schools:FA/CPR:Several staff are trained in First Aid and CPR.  We also have an AED located on the north wall just outside of the office near the gym.Fire drills:Fire exits are posted and all students and staff are aware of evacuation procedures.  Fire drills happen ten times per year.Gender Diversity:Several staff are trained in sensitivity to gender diversity concerns/issues.Health Concerns:Students with specific health needs are planned for using the URIS (Unified Referral and Intake System) program.  Staff are trained annually to respond to specific health care needs and more general situations (asthma & allergies). If your child experiences health conditions that require intervention while at school, please contact the school and complete an application.

Private Washroom Facilities:
For those in need of a Private Washroom, there is one available to use located in the Guidance Office area. This is available to any student or adult attending or visiting our school. Students do not need any special permission to use this facility, but are welcome to ask any adult for clarification of where it is and how to access it. ​​​

Lockdowns:
All students and staff receive training with regard to lockdown procedures.  Drills happen twice per year.

Parents/Guardians/Visitors in the school:
We require all visitors to the school to check in at the office upon arrival so that we may keep track of who is in our building.  Visitors staying for an extended period of time are also expected to check out at the office.

Severe Weather:
All students and staff receive training with regard to severe weather procedures.  A severe weather drill occurs once a year.

Violent Threat Risk Assessment (VTRA) Fair Notice:
All staff are aware of the Violence-Threat Risk Assessment procedures.  As per divisional policy, all incidents of threat to self-harm or to harm others will be actively investigated. Please see the student handbook for specific details of the threat risk assessment protocol.

Volunteers:
All volunteers are required to complete a CAR (Child Abuse Registry check) and a CR (Criminal Record check) prior to volunteering.  Information and forms can be obtained from the office.

Winter Storms:
Cancellations will be posted on the divisional and school websites; cancellations will also be announced on CFAM.  Miller also uses Facebook and REMIND to push messages out to subscribed users.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the office at 204-324-6416 or via email at pilkingtona@blsd.ca.