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Toronto Catholic District School Board

Latest Updates on Weather Related Cancellations or Closures  ​ 

 

Monday, January 21, 2019

According to the latest forecast, temperatures this morning will be around -21c  to -22c with a wind chill around -32 to -34 based on Environment Canada and The Weather Network data.  We know from previous experience that we will likely have more delayed buses then on average due to the impact of the cold on vehicles and school buses which will put a greater risk to student safety where students may be waiting for prolonged periods of time out in the cold for buses.  


​​Given these concerns, all school bus tansportation has been cancelled for today.


Schools and offices will remain open.
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Parents are reminded to make alternate arrangements for transportation.

Everyone is encouraged to dress appropriately for the weather, and to give yourselves extra time to get to your destination safely as some roads may be icy for the morning commute.

While the extreme cold alert in effect, it is recommended that all schools consider indoor recess until the temperatures improve.



Always get the latest information about school bus transportation, see https://busplannerweb.torontoschoolbus.org/Cancellations.aspx

Parents are encouraged to subscribe to the transportation portal to get real time information about any transportation issues: https://busplannerweb.torontoschoolbus.org/Subscriptions/Login.aspx 

 

 

General Information About School Bus Delays 

 
Traffic congestion and varying road conditions can impact on the flow of traffic in Toronto, and this is particularly true during the winter months when snow and ice can be a major factor.
 
The Toronto Student Transportation Group is pleased to provide information about school bus delays digitally through their website
  
 

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Reporting of cancellations or closures due to inclement weather
 
Cancellation of school bus transportation or school closures due to inclement weather will be reported through the following vehicles:
 
  • Communications will endeavour to send an email to everyone on exchange to advise them of any cancellations or closures
  • Schools will be asked to update their phone messages to reflect the status of school operations.
  • Communications will also endeavour to send out the information electronically to E-News subscribers (Note: If you do not already subscribe to E-News, but wish to do so, please visit our website and click on the E-News icon on the top right hand side of the homepage)
  • Twitter will also be used to provide updates throughout the day. Follow the Board at Twitter@TCDSB.
  • Updates will also be posted on the Board’s 24-hour information line, 416-222-8282, extension 2873.
  • The information will also be posted on the Board's Website as an alert—this will appear on the home page of the website as well as all school pages. 
  • The Transportation De​partment will post this information on it's website
 
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