Winter Weather Notes

Winter has arrived! We will follow inclement weather cold weather threshold established at November’s Catholic School Council meeting:

Temperature and/or wind chill of -18 C or colder:  Indoor Routine

Please check local radio and television stations, the school board and school’s website, as well as YCDSB Twitter, or Student Transportation Services School Bus Information Line at 1-877-330-3001 to find out if transportation services are not operating due to severe inclement weather.

Please click here for more  information about School Bus Cancellations.

PLEASE NOTE:  If your child is absent on an inclement weather day, please remember that you still need to call into the school to report your child’s absence. You can call the school’s Safe Arrival line to report their absence.

Before and After Programs in schools make every effort to remain open in inclement weather. However, the decision to open or to close early is up to the discretion of the Child Care Operator.

It is important that students come to school dressed appropriately for the weather. Fresh air and exercise is critical for  growing children, so we will be going out for all recesses, unless it is raining or the wind chill reaches our extreme weather policy threshold, or the school has decided that a partial recess outside would be more appropriate when the weather is nearing the threshold. Please ensure that students come to school with their winter coat,  hat, scarf, mitts, and snow pants. An extra pair of mitts and socks is recommended, as they often get very wet.

Additionally, putting names on all belongings is also recommended, as students often have similar items, and it is very difficult to determine to whom the item belongs when there is no name on it. We are looking forward to enjoying all that our Canadian winter has to offer!