​Advisory for Cold Weather

During the winter months cold temperatures, wind chill and snow can make getting to and from school challenging.

Our school and other CBE schools rarely close due to snow or cold weather. Assume we are open unless you hear otherwise from us. Information regarding any school closures due to weather will also be posted on the CBE website, on Twitter (@yyCBEdu) and shared with local news media.

During the winter season we remind parents/guardians of the following:

  • Children should be well prepared for the weather and not left unattended at bus stops for any period of time, under any circumstances

  • Families should ensure that they have back-up care arrangements if transportation is delayed. Children should have a warm place to stay before and after school (i.e. with a neighbour or a nearby relative).

  • All CBE schools will remain open to provide a safe, warm and secure environment for students

Learn more about Using Transportation in Cold Weather and Outside Activities Guidelines for Cold Weather.​​​​​

Current Calgary Weather

The Calgary weather forecast that appears on our website is provided by Environment Canada through one of its two Calgary weather stations, and is not school specific. 

The CBE has standardized the weather to use Environment Canada to create continuity for parents, employees and schools. We know that temperatures can fluctuate around ourcity and we want to ensure that we are all accessing and viewing the same information.

Guidelines are provided for students and cold weather, but if circumstances change, the principal has the final decision. ​

Citadel Park "Blue Day" Process

In cases of extreme weather, teachers will bring students into the school. Watch for the blue posters on doors, stating to come in as it is too cold today. Students will be supervised in the gathering space as they wait for the bell. 

Indoor Morning

A “Blue Day” sign will go up on every entry door to announce that it is an indoor day. The sign is a signal to students that they are to come into the school through the main doors and wait in the Student Gathering Space. Teachers on supervision will be at the front doors and in the gathering space to supervise. Classroom teachers will help direct students to classrooms when the entry bell rings.

Indoor Morning Recess

Students will remain in their classrooms and do quiet activities such as reading or board games. Classroom teachers are expected to establish routines and expectations for indoor recesses. Teachers on supervision will circulate to supervise students in classrooms.

Cold Weather Days

Citadel Park "Blue Day" Process

In cases of extreme weather, teachers will bring students into the school. Watch for the blue posters on doors, stating to come in as it is too cold today. Students will be supervised in the gathering space as they wait for the bell. 

Indoor Morning

A “Blue Day” sign will go up on every entry door to announce that it is an indoor day. The sign is a signal to students that they are to come into the school through the main doors and wait in the Student Gathering Space. Teachers on supervision will be at the front doors and in the gathering space to supervise. Classroom teachers will help direct students to classrooms when the entry bell rings.

Indoor Morning Recess

Students will remain in their classrooms and do quiet activities such as reading or board games. Classroom teachers are expected to establish routines and expectations for indoor recesses. Teachers on supervision will circulate to supervise students in classrooms.

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