IMPORTANT MESSAGE TO
SOUTH SCHOOL DISTRICT
SCHOOL CLOSURES DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER
South School District is committed to the safe and efficient transportation of
students and recognizes that it may be necessary to cancel a bus run(s), close
school(s), or delay school opening to ensure students are not endangered by
hazards brought on by poor weather or road conditions. Our decisions must be made prior to 6:30 a.m.
and they are based on the forecasts we have, and information we are able to
collect on road conditions.
following options are considered when deciding what to do during inclement
1. Schools are open as usual in which
case no announcement will be made.
2. All schools are closed for the day
with an appropriate announcement being relayed to:
local radio stations prior to 6:30 a.m.
District website (www.asd-s.nbed.nb.ca)
us on twitter http://twitter.com/ASD_South
District Information Phone line – for school closures (toll free:1-855-535-7669 [SNOW]).
online for email notifications at https://asdsbp.nbed.nb.ca and choose the Parent Portal
are encouraged to access the above noted methods early in the morning,
particularly on days when the weather is inclement.
3. Schools are closed by Education
John Education Centre
Stephen Education Centre
Schools within an Education Centre may be
closed depending on conditions.
4. School bus runs are delayed one/two
hour(s). On these occasions, all schools will open at their regular time to
receive students. Students arriving late
will not be penalized.
5. Schools may be closed early on days
when the weather conditions are anticipated to deteriorate significantly during
the day. Every effort will be made to
notify parents by telephone for students in Kindergarten to Grade 5. We use
media, voice mail and email. Families are reminded of the importance of
ensuring alternate arrangements are in place for their child(ren) in cases when
they or another adult will not be available to be home.
During the winter months, there may be
occasions when the condition of a particular road along a bus driver’s route is
hazardous. Individual school bus drivers
have a responsibility to recommend to their supervisor either the cancellation
or delay of their individual bus runs should they have a safety concern. Whenever possible, notice of a late bus or a
cancelled bus run will be announced on the radio and posted on the Website.
the loss of valuable instruction time is always a concern, the safety of
students is paramount. The decision to
close schools is always made with this in mind.
If schools remain open, and as a
parent/guardian you feel that conditions in your area are not safe for your
child to go to school, then ultimately you have the final decision whether or
not to send your child to school. Absences
on these days will not be a factor in a student’s attendance record.
November 12, 2019