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Refer to the attached Bus Schedule for when we are notified it is Main Roads due to Poor Weather

posted Nov 15, 2019, 3:36 PM by Leah Ashford

Paper handouts of this message have been sent home in backpacks today along with the a.m. and p.m. schedules for our Bus 4 and 5. 


Sometimes, it is safest to have your child stay home if you know you won’t be able to pick them up due to the possibility of snow or poor road conditions.  Your local area conditions should be taken into consideration as decisions are made centrally where road and snow conditions may be different than yours.  Please sign up to receive CRD Emergency Notifications to help you make good decisions for your area:  https://www.ermsadvantage.com/register/crd/ssi 

If the District school buses are not running or are operating on “Main Roads Only,” it is decision made for the safety of your child.  In the early morning before sending your child out to wait at their stop you will receive notification through email, the school website, the district website or Facebook. The school phone 250-537-9932 voicemail message will also be changed.   


“Buses running on main roads only” 

Schools are open as normal. 

Please see the “main roads only” bus schedule on the district website and attached to this notice. 


“Buses not running, but schools open” 

Most students will likely not attend, but school is open. 

Staff are expected to attempt to come to work.  If impossible or unsafe, staff report to the school nearest to them that they can reach safely, and call dispatch to notify. 


“Schools Closed” 

In extreme cases, schools can be closed due to snow. 

Staff and students are not expected to come to school. 


IF IT SNOWS AFTER STUDENTS HAVE ARRIVED AT SCHOOL:  

Sometimes students come to school, and the weather changes, forcing buses to leave early and schools to close early. 

We will notify parents through email, the website, updated school voicemail, Facebook and we will attempt to call all families we have not heard from.   

Please note that: 

·        It is very IMPORTANT that parents have updated their contact information in the office 

·        It is very important that names of alternate contacts have been given to the office 

·        If we can’t contact a parent or alternate, the student will remain at school until we hear from parents 

·        If parents arrive at school to pick up their children, they are required to let their teacher know 

·        If a student is going to be picked up by an adult other than a parent, the parent should call or email the office to let us know – otherwise, we cannot allow that student to leave the school 

·        Please understand that staff, for safety reasons, may also be needing to leave the school as well so if you notice snow outside, please call to inquire - we don't mind! 


BUS SCHEDULE ATTACHED FOR WHEN "MAIN ROADS ONLY" IS DETERMINED.  REFER TO BUS 4 AND BUS 5 FERNWOOD RUN.  

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Leah Ashford,
Nov 15, 2019, 3:36 PM
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