Schools Open – Friday, January 19, 2023


TRANSPORTATION UPDATE: 7:01 am – Lake Cowichan

Please be advised we are unable to access stops along Culverton Rd and Ellison Place students with stops along these roads will need to utilize the following bus stop;

AM 07:42 Cowichan Lake Rd @ Culverton Rd

These times are approximate, and we ask that students arrive at least 10 minutes ahead of these times.

Buses are running but please prepare for a 15-20 minute delay in service
This morning Route 5 and Route 26 will be combined for pickup.


WINTER WEATHER UPDATE: Friday, January 19 at 5:44 am

Although winter weather conditions are present throughout the Cowichan Valley, warming overnight and above forecasted temperatures have led to snow melt and acceptable road conditions, as a result ALL SCHOOLS ARE OPEN and BUSES ARE RUNNING but delays in pickup may occur.

School sites may have some residual ice and our operations crews continue to be out across the district working to ensure sites are being prepared. Please be mindful of this as you come to school.

The safety of our students is always our priority, and we make the best decisions we can with the information we have available at the time. Our team has been on the road since very early this morning checking areas across our district to ensure that conditions are right for opening schools. Parents encouraged to keep safety in mind when determining whether to take your child(ren) to school in the event the district is open during winter weather conditions. As always, it is your prerogative to keep them home if you feel it is the safest choice.

Thank you