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Changes to inclement weather days to keep schools safe

Changes to inclement weather days to keep schools safe

This year, we have adjusted school routines in many ways to help reduce the spread of
COVID-19 and support the health and safety of our students, staff members and families. As we enter the winter months, we have made some important chan
ges for days when buses are cancelled and/or school buildings are closed due to extreme weather conditions.


 

Bus cancellation days

This school year, when buses are cancelled for part or all of Peel region, school buildings will also be closed to all students in affected municipalities. Please do not send your child to school on these days.

Instead, students will learn at home through live, online classes, where possible. Students already enrolled in online learning will continue with their regular school routines. Contact your child's educator and/or principal for more information. 

When buses are cancelled, child care programs will remain open. Contact your child care provider for details.

Full board closure days

In the very rare instance that it is unsafe to open schools due to severe inclement weather, we will announce that school buildings and board offices are closed to all students and staff for the day.

On these days, students who would typically attend school in person will learn at home through live, online classes, where possible. Students already enrolled in the online learning will continue with their regular school routines. 

All in-person activities at board offices and schools, including child care, will be cancelled.

 

Communication to families

During inclement weather days, the decision to close schools or cancel buses will be shared by 6:15 a.m. If no closures or cancellations have been announced by 6:15 a.m., buses are running and schools are open.

How to find out if schools are closed or buses are cancelled:

·         Peel District School Board’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram social media accounts.

·         Student Transportation of Peel Region website: www.stopr.ca

·         Peel District School Board’s website: www.peelschools.org. Subscribe to receive email alerts.

·         School websites

·         905-890-1010 or 1-800-668-1146

Speak to your principal to learn more. For more information and to view translations of this document, visit www.peelschools.org/parents/weather

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