Wednesday, October 18th was not exactly a regular day at Mulgrave. Following an incident in a science lab we collaborated with authorities and undertook a controlled full school evacuation. Based on information from the RCMP about the expected timeline for re-entry to the school, we made the decision to implement early dismissal. Once again, we thank every member of our community for demonstrating great patience and understanding. Our first priority is always the safety and well-being of our students, faculty and staff and we were very pleased with how smoothly the events unfolded.
Karyn Mitchell, JS Principal, was in the underground parking lot for some time, helping parents pick-up students, alongside other staff and a police officer. “The officer commented on how calm and confident all the adults were in helping the kids get in their cars. He also told me that he only heard one horn honk; he was impressed with our community.”
We’ve also received many supportive emails from parents, commending the actions of our faculty and staff, as well as the communication throughout the day. It’s encouraging to get these messages and feedback, but it’s just as important that we examine the day through a critical lens to see what we can learn and adjust.
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