Announcements Regarding Suspension of Classes Due to Weather or Other Causes

 

In the event of inclement weather and the accompanying need to suspend classes, or some other emergency situation, please be advised of the following District procedure:

“The Board will endeavour to keep all schools in the District open and in session on all regular school days throughout the year.  If inclement weather or other conditions that endanger the health or safety of students prevail, the Superintendent shall make the required decision and report it to the Board Chair.”

The Superintendent shall make all announcements, including cancellation of bus transportation.  Announcements will be posted on the front page of this web site and will be made over Radio Stations CKKQ 100.3, CBC 90.5, JUICE FM 89.7, CFAX 1070.  CTV VI News will also be notified.  Whenever possible, these radio announcements will be made early enough in the day to allow students to remain at home.  Principals shall encourage parents to exercise their prerogative to keep their children at home should the weather present unusual hazards.  You can also sign up to get Transportation Department updates on Twitter @TransportSD79.  (https://twitter.com/#!/TransportSD79). We will post route cancellation on Twitter as well.