​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.​​​​​

Dressing for the Weather

Students should be dressed appropriately for the weather. During very cold or inclement weather conditions (below -20 C, including wind chill or when raining heavily), students will be allowed into the school when the blue or yellow signs are posted on the doors. Students will be directed to sit quietly in the hallway until the bell. Recess activities take place outdoors except in severe weather conditions. During rainy weather, we ask students to wear rain coats or footwear that could allow them to be outside for short periods of time at recess and/or lunch.

Cold Weather Days

Dressing for the Weather

Students should be dressed appropriately for the weather. During very cold or inclement weather conditions (below -20 C, including wind chill or when raining heavily), students will be allowed into the school when the blue or yellow signs are posted on the doors. Students will be directed to sit quietly in the hallway until the bell. Recess activities take place outdoors except in severe weather conditions. During rainy weather, we ask students to wear rain coats or footwear that could allow them to be outside for short periods of time at recess and/or lunch.

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