Important | Winter Storm Warning - CBE Schools Open Today

Feb. 07, 2018

Update | Thursday, February 8, 2018 3:00 p.m.

 
Calgary Board of Education schools were open on Thursday, Feb. 8 with yellow school bus service running in both the morning and afternoon to get students to and from school.
 
Parents should assume that schools will be open on Friday, Feb. 9 and are encouraged to watch weather forecasts and ensure that your child is dressed appropriately. In the event that schools are closed, parents will be notified directly by email and phone. We will also post updates to the CBE website, provide information to local media, as well as sharing information on the official CBE twitter account, @yycbedu.
 
If you have questions about extra-curricular or school-based events, please check with your school.
 
We remind you that parents are able to make their own decisions about sending their children to school. If you chose to keep your child at home, please call your school’s attendance line and advise them of your child’s absence.
 
More information about busing and transportation in winter weather is posted on our website.
 
We thank you for your co-operation during these weather conditions.

 

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Update | Thursday, February 8, 2018 6:00 a.m.

Calgary Board of Education schools will be open as usual on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018 and yellow school bus service will be running.

As always, parents/guardians make their own decisions about sending their children to school. Families and students are assured that all CBE schools will be open to provide a safe and secure environment for attending students.

The safety and security of our students is of the utmost importance. Please make sure your child is prepared for the weather and dressed appropriately. Please refer to information about busing and transportation in winter weather posted on our website.

  • 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).
  •  Roads may be congested and slippery resulting in possible traffic and bus delays.
  •  All CBE schools will remain open to provide a safe, warm and secure environment for attending students.

Parents / guardians whose children access charter bus service can view the status of their bus on www.myschoolbusmonitor.com.

If your child will not be attending classes today please ensure you contact your school's attendance line to report the absence.

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At this time, Calgary Board of Education schools will be open as usual on Thursday, Feb. 8, but we are closely monitoring the weather conditions and will provide an update if a decision is made to close CBE schools. 

As always, parents make their own decisions about sending their children to school. Please refer to information about busing and transportation in winter weather.

If a decision to close schools is made, parents should watch their email for updates from the CBE. Information about any closures will be posted on the CBE websites and shared with local media. Follow us on Twitter (@yycbedu) as well.

The safety and security of our students is of the utmost importance in our decision making.