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Winter Weather Procedures

With winter weather here, we want to remind you about how the Burnaby School District shares weather-related school closures.

All schools will remain OPEN, unless there is heavy snowfall, damage or other circumstances, such as a power outage, that make it impossible to open for instruction.  The District will do its best to communicate school or district-wide closures on our website by 6:30 am.  However, please keep in mind that there may be situations where this is not possible, again, such as a power outage.

Another way to learn about school closures is through local news stations (online, radio and TV), some of which are:

CBC AM 690 radio                    Global TV

News AM 1130 radio                  CBC TV

CKNW AM 980 radio                 CityNews

Fairchild AM 1470 radio             CTV BC

Student safety is a responsibility we share with families.  Please walk your child to the door of the school if you are unsure whether or not the school is open.  If for any reason you feel that your child cannot travel safely then please, as you normally would, notify the school that your child will be absent.

If weather conditions deteriorate throughout the day and create a concern for the safety of students returning home, a decision may be made to dismiss students early.  This will be communicated to parents in the best way possible through the schools’ normal communications channels.