All students are expected to go out for every recess unless the principal or vice-principal decides that weather conditions are such that it would be detrimental for students to be outdoors. Students are to come to school dressed for outdoor play and prepared to be outdoors after lunch. Weather, including temperature, wind chill, sun/cloud conditions and wind velocity, is continuously monitored and in extreme weather conditions, recess breaks may be shortened or students kept indoors. Information about how to prepare for and respond to extreme weather conditions is outlined in the Extreme Hot and Cold Weather and UV Protection Guideline .
Parents sometimes request their children be kept indoors during recess times because they are not feeling well. Students with illnesses serious enough to prevent them from participating in physical education, recesses or other outdoor activities should remain at home until their condition improves. This will also benefit the students concerned and prevent the spread of this illness to others.
Inclement Weather Days
Policy and Procedure #152.0, Inclement Weather Days outlines the commitment of the York Region District School Board to having each school within the Region open every instructional day. Recognizing that emergencies such as the breakdown of essential services or inclement weather can occur, the safety of students and staff shall be the prime consideration when decisions are made.
If road conditions force the cancellation of bus services, the following stations will be informed as early as possible, and will broadcast pertinent information to the community.
|640 AM||CHAY 93.1 FM||NEWS 680 AM||CHIN 1540 AM||CJEZ 97.3 FM|
|CJBC 860 AM||CHUM 104.5 FM||CHFI 98.1 FM||CFRB 1010 AM||CKDX 88.5 FM|
|CKFM 99.9 FM||CHUM 1050 AM||CBC 99.1 FM||CHIN 100.7 FM||JACK 92.5 FM|
|Q107 107.1 FM||Z103.5 FM||CJCL 590 AM||CJKX 89.9 FM||95.9 FM|
|CFTO TV||CITY TV||GLOBAL NEWS||A-CHANNEL||THE WEATHER CHANNEL|
You can also visit www.schoolbuscity.com or contact the York Region Student Transportation Services School Bus Information Line at 1-877-330-3001 for bus cancellation information.
As outlined in the Inclement Weather Days policy and procedure, parents/guardians are responsible for:
- " being aware of where they can obtain information about bus and/or school cancellations, such as, but not limited to, radio, television media, the Student Transportation Services website, and on the school’s voicemail recording;
- using their best judgment to decide whether to send their children to school on inclement weather days when buses are cancelled but schools remain open;
- understand that if they choose to send their child to school on an inclement weather day, that their child should remain at school for the day and not request to leave through the main office during the day, unless due to a real emergency;
- being aware of the Extreme Hot and Cold Weather and UV Protection Guideline and ensuring that their child(ren) are prepared for the weather conditions;
- following the school's safe arrival procedure on inclement weather days if their child is not planning to attend;
- recognizing that on inclement weather days, there are no lunch service arrangements, special lunches or special events/field trips and therefore should send a lunch with their child;
- making arrangements to have their child picked up at the end of the school day, if they transport their child to school, on days when school buses are cancelled; and
- making every attempt to ensure their child knows where they are to go if they arrive home early and cannot enter his/her home.
- Extreme Hot and Cold Weather and UV Protection Guideline
- Inclement Weather and Emergency Conditions Policy
- Student Transportation Services
- Environment Canada Wind Chill Information