Inclement Weather Information

Bus/School Cancellation Procedures

Prior to the start of a school day 
The decision to cancel buses (contracted and municipal transit) and/or close schools before the start of a school day will be made prior to 6:00 a.m., the following radio/television stations will be informed by 6:30 a.m.
AM Stations: CFRB (1010 AM), CJOY (1460 AM), CHML (900 AM), CKOC (1150 AM), CHWO (740 AM), CFTR (680 AM)
FM Stations: CHFI (98.1 FM), WAVE (94.7 FM), Y108 (107.9 FM), CING (95.3 FM), CKFM (99.9 FM), KLITE (102.9 FM), CBC (99.1 FM), CIMJ (106.1 FM)
Television Stations: CHTV Morning Show, CITY TV

See here for HDSB Transportation Zones              See here for HDSB Reminders re: Inclement Weather

When transportation is cancelled prior to school opening it is cancelled for the day. Schools will remain open when transportation is cancelled.  Parents should be prepared to pick up their child at the normal dismissal time.

Modification to bus routes
If it becomes necessary for a driver to modify a route because of deteriorating conditions that may delay the bus, students should have access to shelter and be instructed to return home after 15-20 minutes.

Where it is possible, information will be relayed through the emergency telephone network.

Early Dismissal or early school closure
In the event that it is necessary to dismiss bus students early or close the school during the day, the decision will be made by 11:00 a.m. and broadcast on the aforementioned radio stations by 12:00 noon.
Because it is not feasible to notify every parent directly of an early bus dismissal or closing, please note the following:
• Students in Junior Kindergarten to Grade 5 will be sent home only after parents or guardians have been notified. If contact is not made before the buses leave, students will remain at the school until the parent or guardian makes transportation arrangements.
• Parents of students in Grade 6 to 12 be required to indicate prior to November if their son/daughter is to proceed home as usual or remain at school until other arrangements are made.
• If snow conditions prevent buses from leaving, students will be kept at the school until they can be released to parents. Adequate staff will be retained at the school to provide supervision.