During the winter months, Calgary’s weather can include cold temperatures, wind chill and snow. Such conditions can make getting to and from school challenging.
CBE schools rarely close due to snow or cold temperatures. Assume that schools are open unless you hear otherwise from your school. 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 roads may also be congested and slippery resulting in possible traffic and bus delays. Parents/guardians whose children take a yellow school bus can view the status of their bus on the bus route monitoring app, MyBusStop.ca or visiting myschoolbusmonitor.com. Updates about Calgary Transit service can be found on their website calgarytransit.com or their Twitter account (@calgarytransit).
During the winter season the Calgary Board of Education reminds 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.
Using Transportation in Cold Weather