Bluewater District School Board

Bluewater's Inclement Weather page

Inclement Weather

There are two levels of decision making related to inclement weather: cancellation of buses and closing of schools.

In the case of bus cancellations, decisions are made by bus operators, in consultation with the local road authorities. When a decision is made to cancel buses, it is communicated to contact principals in each area who start the communication chain, which includes radio stations and the Transportation Consortium website:

The decision about school closures is made by the principal, in consultation with their area superintendent. Principals make contact with the local authorities to determine the safety of students getting to school within their municipality.  Principals determine if they will have enough staff members to provide for students who arrive (teachers, educational assistants, office professionals and custodians).

Parents will determine if their child(ren) can reach the school safely. Students who can get to school safely are expected to attend when regular classes are disrupted by inclement weather.

If you have a child(ren) travelling on a board funded bus that is not running, you do not need to contact the school if your child is not attending.  All other parents must contact the school if their child will be absent.

Inclement Weather (Board procedure AP 2807-D)

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Bluewater District School Board is located on the traditional land of the Saugeen Ojibway Nation, which is represented by the communities of Saugeen First Nation and Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation.
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