Occasionally, severe weather conditions may require the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) to cancel transportation and close schools. This may occur before the beginning of the school day or, if conditions become severe, during the school day. To ensure the safety and welfare of students and staff during school hours, the Board’s Severe Weather operational procedures will guide decisions and operations.
The safety and welfare of students is a shared responsibility with parents and guardians. In the event of severe weather conditions, please keep children at home if possible. The decision to close schools is made by the Director of Education.
Closure of schools or cancellation of transportation services will be announced on the following stations:
EZ ROCK 97.3
The Weather Network
Information on closure of schools and cancellation of transportation services will be posted on the TDSB website and on the TDSB social media channels.
School Closures During the School Day
Should schools close during the school day or transportation schedules change, announcements will be broadcast on the radio stations above and posted on the TDSB website.
Please be prepared to pick up your child or make arrangements for your child, if required, should schools close early or if transportation schedules are advanced.
Arrangements for Students
For students in JK – Grade 6, parents will be notified and suitable arrangements for the child’s safety will be made. Principals will provide supervision for all students whose parents or guardians have not been contacted or who have not previously indicated in writing their intentions during severe weather conditions. Students will remain inside the school until they have been picked up.
Contacting Parents and Guardians
Please ensure that your school has an emergency number where you, or a responsible adult to whom you are willing to entrust the care of your child, can be contacted.