Please see below for information about severe weather and transportation as per Admin Procedure 570:
If the weather as reported by Environment Canada at 6:00 a.m. including windchill is -45 or below, all transportation is cancelled for the entire day but schools remain open.
If the weather as reported by Environment Canada at 6:00 a.m. including windchill is between -40 and -45 regular transportion will be as per usual, except for students transported in wheelchairs.
8. Severe weather conditions and adverse operating conditions such as high winds, poor visibility, extremely cold temperatures, high wind chill factors, blizzards, snowdrifts, deeply rutted or snowbound roads, torrential rain, flooding and/or mud, may extend bus running times, resulting in late arrivals and/or departures. Parents/ guardians should ensure that children are suitably clothed to withstand weather extremes, that children are supervised until picked up, and that children have a place to go in the event of an emergency or an unavoidable delay.
9. The provision of transportation may be limited to specific days in instances where the distance and the weather are contributing factors to the decision to convey students to school : .
9.1 If the wind chill/temperature is –45 C or below at 6:00 A.M., according to Environment Canada, all student transportation will be cancelled.
9.2 If the wind chill/temperature is –40 C or below at 6:00 A.M., according to Environment Canada, transportation for some students, requiring specialized hydraulic lift equipment (such as for students in wheelchairs), may be cancelled.
10. Should services be disrupted or cancelled, parents/guardians and students will be notified through the School Connects Synrevoice System and/or through radio, TV, and RPS social media (Twitter, etc.).
11. If bus operations are cancelled it is the parent’s responsibility to make alternate arrangements to get their child to and from school. 12. In the event that bus operations are cancelled according to 8.1, all school related charter activity involving students will also be cancelled.
Thank you to all our families for keeping our students safe during this cold snap.