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 CBE’s social media channels and shared with local news media.

If your child will not be attending classes please ensure you contact the school attendance line to report the absence.

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 our city 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. ​​

Cold Weather Days

Blue Day Procedures

During inclement weather (below acceptable temperatures and or extreme wet), students and parents should look for a blueIndoor Day” sign on each of the entrance doors when they arrive at school welcoming students directly into the building.  Students have been asked to come in through their regular “recess entrance doors” at these times and sit quietly in the halls adjacent to their classrooms.  Staff will be on supervision at those times to monitor designated areas.  If students arrive after the bell (9:10 AM), they need to proceed directly to the “front entrance door” and check in the office for a late slip or be directed to their classroom.

Dressing for the Weather

As we look ahead, we are making plans for colder weather especially around extended periods of time outside like recess and lunch break. We encourage all of our children to dress appropriately for the weather with warm coats, hats, mitts, boots, scarves and even snow pants. This will ensure that students are comfortable on days when they are expected to go out for fresh air and exercise. We know that students will be outside during the course of the day, even if it is only from the bus to the door and dressing warmly is something that must be dealt with at home. Thank you for your support.

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