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Information Regarding Inclement Weather

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Information Regarding Inclement Weather
by Bayside PAC - Sunday, 3 February 2019, 11:35 PM

Information Regarding Inclement Weather

To all parents/guardians and students in School District 63 (Saanich): 

In the event of snow, power outages or other major storms, please listen to CFAX (1070 AM), CKKQ (The Q - 100.3 FM) and CBC Radio (90.5 FM) for information on school closures and bus transportation.  Messages will be provided by newscasters from 6 am onward. We will also post messages on the SD63 website as soon as possible.

It is important to remember that if you hear no announcements, then it is likely schools are open and buses are running.

We will let you know that one of the following options has been decided: 

  • Buses are running and schools are open;
  • Buses are running late, and schools are opening late (time provided);
  • Buses have altered routes and schools are open;
  • Buses are cancelled and schools are not in session but are open for supervision only; or
  • Buses are cancelled and schools are closed.

We will only close schools when police and our transportation department indicate that the roads are unsafe for travel. We request that parents who drive their children ensure that schools are open with supervision prior to dropping children off in very poor weather.