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
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
The Weather Network
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.
Closures During the School Day
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.
prepared to pick up your child or make arrangements for your child, if
required, should schools close early or if transportation schedules are
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.
Parents and Guardians
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