Snow Information for Parents
No radio or television announcement will be made saying that schools are open. Only school closures will be announced by the media. 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.
If snowfall begins while school is in session, in most circumstances, schools will remain OPEN until the 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 by calling the Safe Arrival line at 604-303-5108.
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.
In the event of an emergency, the District's top priority is to ensure the safety of students and staff. We work closely with municipalities and emergency services to assess the situation, gather accurate information and implement emergency safety measures.
Our District will decide by 6:30 a.m. whether to close due to inclement weather conditions. The latest news will be disseminated through the district's and schools' websites and social media.
Radio and television stations do not notify schools of school openings, and the media only issue notices of school closures. In order to make information accessible to as many people as possible and as quickly as possible, we work closely with local media to share information in a timely manner. We recommend listening to local radio broadcasts and following local online news outlets for information on the impact of severe weather or emergencies on schools.
If snowfall occurs during the student's school hours In most cases, schools remain open until school ends.
If the school is in class and you want to keep your child at home due to weather conditions, you can do so. Please let the school know of your decision by calling the Safe Arrival line: 604-303-5108.