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 Days

Beginning at 8:15 AM until 8:30 AM each school day morning, a teacher is assigned to provide outdoor supervision. If you drop your children off at school before 8:15 AM, you will need to be prepared to supervise them yourself until 8:15 AM. 

This expectation is in place unless there is a ‘blue’ day. A blue day is a day where the wind chill temperature exceeds -20° Celsius. On blue days, children are permitted to enter their entrance door and are supervised by their teachers in their classrooms during this before school period. You will know it is a blue day if there is a ‘blue day’ sign on your child’s entrance/exit door. During winter it is important that children dress warmly for outside winter play. Please see cold weather days for more information. 

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