Our Health and Safety Committee, made up of administrators and teachers, works hard to keep your child safe at school by regularly updating safety procedures and training staff members to follow these procedures daily.
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Safety Procedures at CDS


Student health and well-being are paramount at our school. Our teachers know each student personally and are trained to understand or observe this aspect of a child's development and to intervene if required.


Student Health

Our school staffs a full-time nurse, who works actively with parents to understand the individual medical needs of each child and to ensure your child receives the best care at CDS.


Reporting Absences

Our teachers and office staff work together to keep close track of student attendance each day. Parents must contact the office before school to notify teachers of any absences, and they must sign students in and out of school if arriving late or leaving early.


Child Protection Policy

In agreement with our Mission Statement, CDS ensures a safe and nurturing environment for all children by fostering the learning and development of the whole child. This includes practices and policies which protect the individual rights of each student.

Schools fill a special institutional role in society as protectors of children. As such, all children in our care are given a safe and secure environment to grow and develop in, both at school and away. Educators, having the opportunity to observe and interact with children over time, are in a unique position to identify children who may be in need of help and protection. For this reason, educators have a professional and ethical commitment to identify children who may be in need of assistance and safeguarding, and are obligated to take the necessary steps to ensure that the child and family use the services needed to remedy any situation that constitutes child abuse or neglect.