During the winter months, we may have to close schools because of road conditions. There are many factors that come into play, and it’s not always an easy decision.
Who makes the decision to cancel school?
When the weather is bad, our Director General, in consultation with our Transportation Department, other area school boards, and our bus companies, begin a dialogue around 4:00 a.m. that takes into account weather forecasts for the day, and road conditions in both our suburban and rural areas.
When will you know?
We always do our best to inform our families of any cancellations before 6:30 a.m. Cancellations are RARELY made the day or evening before.
If cancellation information has not been posted by 6:30 a.m., buses are running and schools are open.
Although rare, fast-changing weather may cause a cancellation decision to happen after 6:30 a.m. That information is posted as soon as the decision is made.
Where can you find out about school cancellations?
- Our website
- NFSB Facebook page. Please note that our inclement weather social media posts are deleted at the end of the day, meaning that the comments shared under it are also deleted in the process. We value your input, and kindly ask that you messsage our page, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org instead.
- RADIO – AM dial: CJAD 800
- RADIO – FM dial: Q92, Virgin Radio 95.9; CHOM 97,7, K103.7, CBC 88.5 & 95.1
- TV Stations: CTV, RDI, Breakfast Television, Global
No buses but school is open?
Although rare, a school may remain open during inclement weather, but cancel busing.
As always, it is up to you as a parent to assess weather and road conditions and decide whether or not to send your child to school.