Inclement Weather

Inclement Weather Procedures

4202006_91655_0.pngThe Halton District School Board, recognizing its responsibility for the safety and welfare of its students and employees, has established a set of Inclement Weather Procedures that will be used throughout our system in the event of dangerous weather conditions.

Please read this information very carefully

A. Bus Cancellation/School Closure, Prior to the Start of a School Day
The decision to cancel buses and/or close schools before the start of a school day will be made by 6:00 a.m. and the following radio stations informed by 6:30 a.m.
Please do not call the school - please listen to the radio stations for updates of closures.

CHFI 98.1; CHML 900; CFRB 1010; CKOC 1150; CHWO 740; CJOY 1460; KLite 102.9 (FM); Y108 107.9 (FM); CBC 99.1 (FM); WAVE 94.7 (FM); CING 95.3 (FM)
Television Stations- CHTV Morning Show
When transportation is cancelled prior to school opening, it is cancelled for the day. Schools will remain open when transportation is cancelled.

Parents have a major responsibility for the safety and welfare of their children.  Parents of younger children may decide to keep their children at home if they are concerned about the weather conditions.
B.  Schools are Open but Buses are Cancelled
You may hear on the radio that schools are open but buses are cancelled. When this happens, school buses are cancelled for the whole day.

C.  School is Closing During the Day
The decision to close schools during the day is made by the Director of Education or designate. Such a decision must be made before 11:00 a.m. and broadcast by 12:00 noon.

Students in  Junior Kindergarten to Grade 5:
Parents will be called when the school is closed.  For those children that are bused, if contact is not made before buses leave, students will remain at the school until you have made other arrangementsChildren with a sibling in Grade 6-8 will be allowed to go home with him/her provided you have given us prior authorization. Only in this circumstance, do not expect a call.

Students in Grades 6 to 8:
Students in Grades 6 to 8 may walk home or take the bus as normal WITH PARENTAL PERMISSION.  The student will also be allowed to take a younger sibling provided you have given us prior authorization.  Please understand that if you have given permission for your child to be dismissed "as normal" during an inclement weather closure, you will NOT receive a phone call when they are dismissed.  If your child may not go home alone, we will keep them at school and you will be contacted.

If snow conditions prevent buses from being dispatched, students will not be dismissed until an approved adult comes to pick them up. The Principal or designate, with appropriate staff assistance, will remain at school and the school will be kept open until all children have been picked up. Make sure that the staff member in charge is aware and has indicated on our list that your child(ren) has been picked up before you leave.  This is important in case we later need to know where a specific child has gone.

Please, always inform the office of any changes to your home, cell or work phone numbers and emergency contact information so that we are able to contact you.