ALERT: Instruction moves to distance and online learning. School phone lines and emails remain open for communication with families.
To confirm the District’s responsibilities as defined in Section 33.1(d) of the Education Act to establish practices and standards that prioritize the safety and well-being of students and staff within a welcoming, inclusive, safe and healthy learning environment.
To provide clear expectations with respect to the use of seclusion rooms in the District.
Seclusion room is a dedicated area in the school intended to provide a safe, quiet and supervised space for students whose behaviour poses an immediate threat to themself and/or others. In Edmonton Public Schools, an operational seclusion room adheres to standards established for these spaces.
Sensory room is a dedicated area in the school where students can stimulate or calm their senses by engaging with a range of equipment, lighting or sounds. Sensory rooms are designed to support self-regulation and positive behaviour and can be used by one or more students at a time. Sensory rooms are not intended to be used as seclusion rooms.
Crisis responses and crisis interventions are decisions or actions informed through training that are used by staff when a student’s behaviour is unsafe. These decisions and actions are used to ensure student and staff safety and are comprised of a range of strategies, including but not limited to: physical escort, physical hold and the use of a seclusion room.
Central Administration has the responsibility for:
The principal has the responsibility for: