“Winter is Here!”This notice is a reminder to parents/guardians that in the event of poor weather, poor road conditions or an unplanned event there may be a time when the school bus fails to arrive so please be prepared.
Parents/Guardians need to have a plan for their children.
1) SD63 Transportation Department Updates (i.e. breakdowns, weather delays, route closures) the Transportation Department phone number: 250-652-7343.
2) In poor weather/road conditions the school bus may be late (5 – 15 minutes) or may not arrive. Students should wait 20 minutes and if by then the bus has not arrived they should follow the plan laid out by their parents/guardians.
3) By 6:15am the Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Keven Elder informs area radio stations (e.g CFAX, The Q, CBC Radio and The Ocean) that School District No. 63 schools are closed and/or school buses are cancelled. NO ANNOUNCEMENT means schools and busing is open as usual.
4) There may be a reason for a school to close early (i.e. poor weather, snow) so please be prepared with a plan for your child in the event that this happens.
Also, please make sure that your son/daughter is dressed appropriately
for the weather because frostbite can occur without appropriate protection.