​​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

Blue Day Procedures

It is important that your child has outdoor clothes appropriate for the weather at all times. Children will be expected to wait outside before school in the morning and at lunch unless weather is -20 or below. During extreme cold or other inclement weather situations, students will enter the building on arrival and proceed directly to their classrooms (students should not arrive at school before 7:50 AM). 

Look for the blue signs on each door advising of inclement weather. 

In extreme cold weather only, please access the school by the nearest entry door. Teachers will be available to supervise at these times. Please remind your child to take all mitts, hats, boots and gloves with them to their classrooms. 

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