Bus Cancellations and School Closures

During severe winter weather, the safety and security of students and staff is Thames Valley’s highest priority. Here is important information for families to remember:

School Closures

  • The decision to close a school is based on the best information available to the TVDSB regarding road and weather conditions. There are times when a school may also be closed due to events such as power outages and water main breaks.
  • In the event of a school closure, access to virtual learning opportunities will be available to students through their Google Classroom or Brightspace platforms.
  • Your child(ren)’s teacher will communicate how students can access this information; if you need more details, please reach out directly to your child’s teacher in advance of these potential inclement weather days.

Bus cancellations

  • In most cases, when buses are cancelled, schools remain open.
  • Staff will be available for those students who arrive at school.
  • Some families may determine that their children can safely make their way to and from school while other families may wish to keep their children at home.
  • Parents/caregivers may drop off/pick-up their children, however, it is not an expectation that parents/caregivers transport their children to school in the event of bus cancellations.
  • If a student does not attend on inclement weather days, there will be no negative impact to their official attendance record.

All information about bus delays and cancellations is provided on www.mybigyellowbus.ca.

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