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

Our Procedures for "Blue Days"

During the winter months cold temperatures, wind chill and snow can make getting to and from school challenging. On days of severe weather we have special procedures to ensure student safety. We call these “Blue Days”. We use the Weather Network as our source for cold weather information. When winter temperatures are colder then -20c (including wind chill) or it is raining heavily, we will follow Blue Day procedures:

  • Doors to the school will be opened before the bell. 
  • Children will not be outside before or after school or during the day. Additional supervision is not provided, instead the regular supervision times are followed inside the school.

Please ensure your child is dressed appropriately every day. If the weather improves throughout the day we revert to our regular routines. Also, in the case of an emergency students may be required to go outside.

Children will remain outdoors in light rain. During heavy rain they will remain indoors.
Please ensure that your child is properly dressed for the weather.

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