Weather and Closures

Weather & Closures

During the late fall and winter months, it is necessary on occasion to temporarily close a school or schools when weather conditions might endanger the safety of students. The Superintendent of Schools has authority on behalf of the Board, to temporarily close a school or schools. A number of factors go into this decision, including the conditions of: roads near schools, school grounds, school bus routes, and whether facilities are fully operational.

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

Methods of Communicating Closures

School District Website (main page)
School Website (main page)
Radio Stations (CKNW 980 AM, NEWS 1130 AM, Punjabi Radio 1550 AM, Jack 96.9 FM)

Please utilize one of those information mediums, and DO NOT CALL your child's school(s) to ask if schools are open!

Should a decision to close schools be made during the school day, schools will utilize phone calls to contact parents/guardians, and the district will post notices on its website and use social media outlets.

District Website Link for Information on School Closures