School Closure Decision

The decision to close schools due to weather conditions is ultimately the responsibility of the Superintendent, who must balance the safety of students, staff and parents with the need to provide learning. The decision is not taken lightly and is the result of a carefully thought out process that is reviewed after each experience and refined if necessary.

School Closure Announcements

The decision to close schools is made by 6:00 a.m.. Details are:

  • posted on the SD42 Twitter feed (@sd42news); 
  • posted on the SD42 Facebook feed (SD42Facebook);
  • shared with All News 1130, CKNW, and CBC 690 radio stations;
  • posted on the SD42 Website (

weatheralert.pngTo find out details of any weather-related school closures, check the "Weather Alert" box that appears on the banner of the district's home page. (Please note that this box is activated only in the case of inclement weather). Click on "Full details" for the following information: status of schools; status of school buses; status of special education buses; andstatus of evening classes.

This information will be updated throughout the days as conditions change.

Student Transportation

snowday_pic_0.jpgStudent transportation may be affected by heavy snowfall. There are currently 14 regular routes, which may be cancelled altogether or switched to "snow routes."

District Procedures

District procedures around student transportation during inclement weather are outlined in a memo that was sent to all students who rely on school buses.

AttachmentsSizeHitsLast download
2013-2014 inclement weather memo.pdf398.52 KB38519 hours 42 min ago
2013 -2014 bus snow memo.pdf97.53 KB16719 hours 41 min ago
Route # 1 WH - snow route.pdf221.43 KB964 days 9 hours ago
Route # 2 WH - snow route.pdf308.43 KB804 days 9 hours ago
Route # 3 HP - snow route.pdf311.25 KB714 days 9 hours ago
Route # 4 WC - snow route.pdf184.53 KB743 days 1 hour ago
Route # 5 PMSS - no snow route.pdf176.06 KB744 days 9 hours ago
Route # 6 GSS - snow route.pdf333.84 KB744 days 9 hours ago
Route # 7 GSS - snow route.pdf222.74 KB633 days 1 hour ago
Route # 8 SRT WC -snow route.pdf227.35 KB824 days 9 hours ago
Route # 9 GSS - snow route.pdf300.44 KB604 days 9 hours ago
Route # 10 GSS - snow route.pdf305.18 KB814 days 9 hours ago
Route # 11 GSS - snow route.pdf308.07 KB944 days 9 hours ago
Route # 12 GSS - snow route.pdf23.5 KB694 days 9 hours ago
Route # 13 YE - snow route.pdf97.13 KB1154 days 9 hours ago
Route # 14 YE - snow route.pdf178.13 KB1014 days 9 hours ago