Getting to School in Cold Weather
Students and parents are reminded that extra caution should be taken during the winter months. Please take a moment and review this important information with your children.
Children should be dressed appropriately for the colder weather. Unexpected mechanical problems with the bus may occur more frequently at this time of year. Children must be prepared for this as busses cool off very quickly.
CBE schools rarely close and bus routes are rarely cancelled due to snow or cold temperatures. Assume that schools are open and busses are running unless you hear otherwise through the local media. Check My School Bus Monitor for messages on delays.
Unusually cold or stormy weather can result in buses being delayed. We encourage parents to use extra caution with children on those days. Children should be accompanied to the bus stop or have very clear instructions on how long to await for the bus and what to do if the bus does not arrive. Never leave children at the stop without backup arrangements for an emergency.
A build-up of ice and snow can create a safety hazard for children waiting at the bus stop. Ensure that your child understands the importance of standing back from the curb as the bus approaches the bus stop.
Children will find it easier to walk through the ice and snow when their school books and lunches are carried in a back pack. It is also much safer for them to board the bus with their hands free to use the bus handrail.