School Safety

The following guidelines will help to keep all of our students safe. Thank you for caring!


  • Parent parking is available in the parking lot at the front of the school at all times of the day. In addition, parents may park on Crestview Avenue beside the playground and tennis courts as well as on Heritage Drive behind the school.
  • Please respect our 2 handicapped parking spots.
  • There are staff members on duty 10 minutes before school and 10 minutes after school.  
  • You will notice two lanes of traffic in the front of the school. The right hand lane is for drop offs and pick-ups, NO PARKING! Please remain in your vehicle and drop your children off. Do not attempt to pull around a car in your lane. Children are small and they pass in front of cars to get to the passenger door. Please be patient.


Dave Kandal Elementary is a closed campus. The purpose of this policy is to regulate access by any person or organization to students in District No. 34 (Abbotsford), and to avoid interruptions of school programs and for school safety. If necessary, lunches can be dropped off in the foyer by the office and students will be called down at the appropriate time. All visitors including parents/guardians/caregivers must:

  • Report to the office.
  • Obtain and wear a visitor badge/pass while at the school.

Closure of Schools for Extreme Weather

On occasion, it is necessary to temporarily close a school when weather conditions might endanger the health and safety of students only. The Superintendent of Schools has authority on behalf of the Board, to temporarily close a school.

If parents believe the local conditions are unsafe, they should keep their child at home or arrange his/her early dismissal.

The SBO has an automated phone service that calls everyone's house in the event of urgent information and emergency news that need to get to parents.

Please DO NOT CALL the school questioning if there is school.  You will receive an automated phone call if school is cancelled.   Families can also check for updates the School District website at

Announcements will be made on our local radio station, STAR FM 98.3, Country 107.1 FM, Punjabi Radio 1550 AM or most local news TV stations.