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New Safety Practice in Schools

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Dear RVS parents/guardians, 

Welcome back! Rocky View Schools is committed to keeping our schools safe places to learn and work for our students and staff. This is accomplished in a variety of ways as guided by division safety protocols and procedures all schools must follow.  

The Board approved an additional safety practice in schools of locking all outside doors, except the main entrance, throughout the school day. This means students entering the building after the start of school will need to come through the main entrance – as is the current practice for many of our schools.  All visitors need to enter the school through the main entrance/office doors. This aligns with safety practices in many Alberta school divisions and helps ensure all visitors enter through the office and not through another part of the building. 

Your school will develop a plan to best support the movement of students for recess/lunch, class changes, in disconnected portable classrooms who will need to enter the main school building to use the washroom, and for other reasons. 

Over the next 12 to 18 months, RVS will work to further enhance the safety precautions in place for school building access. This will include the move to all doors being locked, including the main entrances, with camera/intercom systems installed to allow office staff to buzz visitors in.   

We ask for your patience as it will take some time to prepare for, purchase and install the camera/intercom systems in all schools. Further updates will be provided by administrators when the systems are ready at your school. General questions can be emailed to  

Thank you for your ongoing support in helping to keep our schools safe. 


Greg Luterbach 
Superintendent of Schools 

Land Acknowledgment

Rocky View Schools would like to acknowledge the land and recognize all the Indigenous Peoples whose footprints have marked these lands from time immemorial. Together, we can learn and honour the Ways of Knowing of Indigenous Peoples for all future generations.