Blue Dot Days
In extremely cold weather (wind chill or temperatures below -20 C), we have Blue Dot Days. On these days, we put a blue dot on the doors of the school. This means that all students should come into the school immediately through one of the main doors. They will be supervised until school starts.
It is essential that all students come to school warmly dressed with a hat or hood, mitts and boots with them every day during the winter. Children need to be prepared in case an emergency should arise. Even with a chinook, the weather can change suddenly. If your child comes to school without proper outdoor clothing, we will phone and ask you to bring appropriate clothing to the school. The safety of our students is important to us.
Parents/guardians always make the final decision as to whether or not it is safe to send their child to school. If parents decide to send their child to school when the weather is severe, the school will be open to receive them. No student will ever be reprimanded for missing school in bad weather.
Environment Canada is the source of our weather information and direct observation will be the source of rainy day decisions. When temperatures of –20 and below (including wind chill) are reported, or it is raining heavily, it will be declared a time for inside entry and school patrols will not be on duty.