Severe Weather Procedures

Severe Weather Procedures

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The decision to close schools is made by the Director of Education. If transportation is cancelled or schools are closed, local media will be informed before the beginning of the school day. You can tune in to your radio and television news stations for the latest information.

If weather conditions become extreme after students are in school, elementary students will remain in the school until they are picked up by a parent or someone designated by a parent.


Recess and Lunch Time

Students are kept indoors for recess and lunch time for a number of weather conditions. When temperature and wind chill measure -28C or lower, students are kept indoors. Recess and lunch may be shortened or cancelled by the school principal if the temperature and wind chill reading is between -20C and -28C.

If a student's medical condition requires further consideration due to weather conditions, or if you have other questions or concerns about how and when weather conditions affect your child's school day, please speak with someone from your school's main office.

For current weather conditions in Toronto and for a five-day forecast, click here to visit the Environment Canada web site.

Find out more about the TDSB Severe Weather Procedure.