​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

As part of our crisis plan, we have the following guidelines for providing safety and security for students on excessively cold or inclement days:

A temperature of -200C, or low temperature with a high wind chill factor, or excessive wet and rainy conditions are the guidelines for bringing students inside or cancellation of outdoor recess periods. Conditions are checked frequently during inclement weather.

Indoor Morning: A “Blue Day” sign will go up on every entry door to announce that it is an indoor day. The sign is a signal to student that they are to come into the school through the main doors and wait in the main hallways across from gymnasium doors. Teachers on supervision will be at the front and compound doors and in the hallways to supervise.  Classroom teachers are requested to help direct students to classrooms when the entry bell rings.

Indoor Lunch Hour

Indoor activities are provided for students by the lunchroom supervisors.

Special Lunch Days

All students stay in their classrooms or lunchroom and then go outside to play once they have finished their lunch.

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