Students need to grow and learn in a safe learning environment. A safe school is a shared responsibility between the school, home and community. At Williamsburg, our goal is for our students to learn in a caring, accepting and safe environment. Through various programs and initiatives, we, at Williamsburg, will try to empower our students to behave responsibly and respect others. In an attempt to keep our students safe, Williamsburg focuses on: Sabrina's Law / Nut-Sensitive Policy, a Code of Conduct, Progressive Discipline, Emergency Evacuation Procedures, Bully-Free Schools, a Safe Computer Use Policy, Kiss and Ride Procedures, a Safe Arrival Line, Procedures for Visitors and Volunteers and a School Safety Audit.
Safe Arrivals Are Critical
Thank you to all who call in to let us know when your children are going to be late or absent from school. Please be reminded that when there are school activities that your children are NOT attending, we still need you to call our Safe Arrivals line to let us know.
Also, please note that students will always have a place at school even if they are not attending a school trip.
Please call 905-668-6613 to make the office aware of your child's absence.
Safe Welcome Program Begins
Click for an introductory letter about the program. We are now up and running with all of the school being locked a few minutes after the start of the day. The doors are locked until just before recess times. If you arrive during class time, please entre the building at the front door which faces Kirkland Place. The door will be unlocked after you have been identified.
Safe Welcome Letter Feb 21.docx.pdf
In spring of 2013, in the DDSB's on-going commitment to safety, and in conjunction with Durham Catholic District School Board and community partners, the DDSB signed the Community Threat Assessment and Intervention Protocol (C-TAIP) Agreement.
Last fall in addition the psychological services and social work staff, all secondary schools and a number of Elementary Schools were trained in the C-TAIP / VTRA protocol (Violence Risk Threat Assessment). We will continue this training this spring for remaining school teams.
We are establishing the C-TAIP/ VTRA protocol across all schools as there are trained people across the system to assist schools in the event of having to utilize the protocol. For more information please read this document.