Students and families should be aware that students are generally expected to go outside for the play portion of their lunch break, rain or shine, and should make sure that they have appropriate clothing and footwear in their locker to be prepared for the weather. School administrators do monitor weather conditions, and if severe wind, rain, or snow is anticipated, they may announce an inside lunch day.
In rare instances where a school closure is needed, we will try to announce the decision by 6:30 am or soon thereafter.
There are a few different ways you can check to see what’s happening:
- Emails will be made to parents & caregivers who are part of the School Messenger system
- A notice will be posted on the District websites: https://newwestschools.ca/
- You can follow our District’s social media channels, as notifications will be posted there:
- And a list of school closures is also usually read on multiple local radio and TV stations, including on CKNW (AM 980), CBC (AM 690/FM 88.1), News 1130-City News (AM 1130), Global TV, Fairchild and BC CTV.
Student safety is our top priority and we ask that if a parent/caregiver feels their child cannot travel safely to or from school, then they should make alternate arrangements for the day. Student absences due to unsafe travel during inclement weather conditions will of course be excused.