March 23, 2016

Update regarding threat at Superior Heights 

(3:30pm)

The Algoma District School Board advises that an arrest has been made following a threat that was received at the school this morning.  The police have searched the school and there is no current risk to students or staff. 

Parents are advised that the school will be open and classes will be running on regular schedule for Thursday, March 24, 2016.  As a follow-up and precautionary measure, a police presence will be maintained at the school tomorrow. 

The Board wishes to thank students, staff, parents and Sault Ste. Marie Police Services for their cooperation and assistance during today’s evacuation.  We would also like to remind everyone that any information received that could pose a safety concern to a school or our community needs to be reported immediately to the police.  


Superior Heights Situation – Student Update

(11:00am)

Algoma District School Board advises the parents and community members of Superior Heights Collegiate & Vocational School that the school is closed to all staff and students for the remainder of the day (Wednesday March 23rd).

The 7-12 Superior Heights students who were relocated to Alexander Henry High School have been bussed home and/or picked up at Alexander Henry.  A plan for staff is in place with them reporting to alternate work sites for the remainder of the day.

All Community Education students who had been relocated to Kiwedin Public School this morning have been bussed home or picked up and staff are remaining at the alternate site.

 

Director of Education, Lucia Reece, reminds parents that students’ safety is always our first priority.  We will continue to work closely with City police and we will provide an update on the situation and the plan for Thursday after we have met with Police.  This information will be relayed to parents and the community later today.

 

We thank parents and the community of Superior Heights for your patience, understanding and cooperation.  Further updates and information will be shared through the local media.


Situation at Superior Heights Collegiate & Vocational School

(9:30am)

Algoma District School Board (ADSB) advises the parents and family members of Superior Heights Collegiate & Vocational School (SCHVS) that there has been a threat made against the school.  City of Sault Ste. Marie police are on site and ADSB is working closely with the police. 

Safety of students and staff is always our first priority and for their safety, students and staff are being bussed to alternate sites.  Students and staff of the 7-12 school are being bussed to Alexander Henry High School.  Community Education students and staff are being bused to Kiwedin Public School.

We will keep Superior Heights parents informed through SynerVoice and will provide updates through the media as necessary.