Snow Days

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:

 

AM Radio

FM Radio

TV

.COM

FAN 590

AM 640

CFTR 680

CFRB 1010

CHUM 1050

JACK 92.5

CHFI 98.1

CBC 99.1

VIRGIN 99.9

CFNY 102.1

CHUM 104.5

Q107

Z103.5

EZ ROCK 97.3

FLOW 93.5

The Weather Network

CP24

CTV

CITY-TV

GLOBAL TV

OMNI TV

ROGERS TV

www.globaltv.com

www.thestar.com

www.cp24.com

www.tdsb.on.ca



Information on closure of schools and cancellation of transportation services will be posted on the TDSB website at www.tdsb.on.ca 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.


Child Pick-up

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.