WINTER WEATHER PROCEDURES
As winter weather approaches, we want to remind parents/guardians, students, and staff about Burnaby School District weather related school closure announcements.
All schools will remain OPEN, unless there is heavy snowfall, damage or other circumstances (eg. power outage) that make it impossible to operate safely. The district will do its best to communicate school or district-wide closures and bus changes or cancellations by 6:30 am. This information will be posted on the front page of the district web site and on elementary school web sites. Updates will also be provided to the following radio and tv stations:
|CBC AM 690 radio||Global TV|
|News AM 1130 radio||CBC TV|
|CKNW AM 980 radio||City TV|
|Fairchild AM 1470 radio||CTV BC|
Please note that no announcement will be made that schools are open.
Parents/guardians are responsible for their child's safe travel to school. Please walk elementary children to the door of their school if you are uncertain whether the school is open or not. If for any reason you feel that your child cannot travel safely to school then you should notify the school that your child will be absent.
Student safety is a shared responsibility. With your cooperation and support related to winter weather procedures, we can achieve safe conditions for all.
Snowfall During School Hours
The school principal can decide to dismiss school early, after consulting with the Superintendent and local authorities, if weather conditions create a concern for the safety of students returning home. The principal and staff will communicate this decision to parents in the best way possible through the school's normal communications channels.
Community & Continuing Education Classes
In general, if district schools are closed for instruction due to weather conditions, same-day CCE programs will also be cancelled. However, if weather improves (or deteriorates) during the day, a new status message will be disseminated following the procedure outlined above.
District Snow Removal Plan
In an effort to improve district response to extreme weather conditions, a detailed snow removal plan has been developed. It includes detailed site plans for each school that principals will share with parents and staff. These plans have also been shared with the City of Burnaby.