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Updated: Leak contained at Sexsmith Secondary School. Classes have resumed.

February 25, 2019

Monday, February 25, 2019, 10:40 a.m. – The leak at Sexsmith Secondary School from a burst water line has been contained. Students and staff have returned to the school and classes have resumed. The affected area of the school will be blocked off while PWPSD Maintenance staff conduct their work.

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Sexsmith Secondary School evacuated to Sexsmith Arena due to burst water line

Monday, February 25, 2019, 10:10 a.m. – Sexsmith Secondary School students and staff have evacuated to the nearby Sexsmith Arena due to a burst water line at the school. All students are safe and accounted for. School administrators are releasing students to any parents who wish to pick up their child(ren), as outlined in the PWPSD student release protocol below. PWPSD Maintenance staff are working to repair the water line. The intent is that school will resume once the repair is complete. 


Student Release and Pick-Up:

  • Schools must ensure that students are united with the parent(s), guardian, or other designated persons shown on the school records as having authority to pick up the students.
  • A record must be kept of all students who leave the emergency site, and with whom they leave.

What is an evacuation?

  • A response to a possible danger INSIDE the school.
  • Staff will escort students to a safe area, away from the school.
  • If necessary, students will be transported to the school's predetermined safe location.
  • Examples: Strong odours, fire, chemical spill, gas leak, flooding, etc.


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