​​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 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

Inclement Weather Procedures 

All students are expected to remain outside until the a.m. and p.m. entry bell, and are expected to go outside for recess. We ask your co-operation in making sure that your child comes dressed suitably for changeable Calgary weather. Please keep in mind that it is often quite cool, particularly in the morning. Boots are a necessity for winter months and for muddy weather. Umbrellas and rain wear are important during the rainy season.

Blue Days

During days where the temperature reaches -20 C with the wind chill, students will be supervised inside the school rather than on the playground. A blue day sign will indicate that they may enter the school right away.

CBE schools do not normally close during blizzard conditions. However, specific school closures do occur because of water main breaks and power outages, and system closures may occur because of wide spread outages and extremely poor road conditions. School buses become unreliable when temperatures dip below -30 C. Closure information is broadcast on radio stations and TV in the morning. 

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