During an emergency, the districts first priority is to ensure student and staff safety. We work closely with local municipalities and emergency services to assess the situation, gather accurate information and implement emergency safety protocols.
Because no two instances are identical, emergency plans must anticipate situations and conditions that differ from building to building. Emergency drills take place throughout the school year to ensure that staff and students are able to respond accordingly in a variety of situations.
We will communicate to parents as soon as possible using a variety of methods including, when possible, phone, text, social media and school and district websites.
No radio or television announcement will be made saying that schools are open. Only school closures will be announced by the media.
The district will try to determine school closures due to inclement weather by 6:30 a.m. If snowfall begins while school are in session, in most circumstances, the schools will remain OPEN until the usual end of the school day.
If schools are open, and you wish to keep your child home due to weather conditions, you may do so. Please let your school know of this decision.
Parents/guardians are responsible for their child's safe travel to school. If possible, we encourage parents to walk their children to school in poor weather conditions.
If snowfall begins while school are in session, in most circumstances, the schools will remain OPEN until the usual end of the school day.
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To reach as many people as possible - as quickly as possible - we work closely with our local media to share information. Listen to local radio stations and follow local news outlets online to also get information about the impact of severe weather or emergencies in our schools.
Radio - AM
690 - CBC Radio One (Listen)
730 - AM 730 (CHMJ) (Listen)
980 - CKNW (Listen)
1130 - News1130 (Listen)
1320 - CHMB (Listen)
1470 - Fairchild (Listen)
1600 - Radio India (Listen)
Radio - FM
88.1 - CBC Radio One (Listen)
103.5 - QM/FM (Listen)
*Please do not call the radio stations.