Important Information – Please Translate
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اطلاعات مهم- لطفا ترجمه کنید
Mahalagang Impormasyon – Paki salin sa sariling wika
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ਮਹੱਤਵਪੂਰਨ ਜਾਣਕਾਰੀ–ਮਿਹਰਬਾਨੀ ਕਰਕੇ ਅਨੁਵਾਦ ਕਰੋ/ਕਰਵਾਓ
The Associate Superintendent of Schools for Vancouver has asked that schools ensure parents have the following information. A major Arctic front is expected to arrive in Vancouver Thursday afternoon/evening bringing the possibility of snow.
Snow Event Notification
Vancouver School Board has procedures that are followed in situations where heavy snowfall might be affecting schools.
All schools in the Vancouver School Board will remain open if at all possible during snow events. Any district-wide closure will be decided by 7:00 a.m. at the latest. Details of district-wide or individual school closures will be announced through the media and the district website: http://www.vsb.bc.ca
Please note that no announcement will be made stating that schools are open. Only closures and delayed openings will be announced.
Information about school closures will be sent to Metro Vancouver radio and television stations. Please check the following stations for school closure information (but do not call them):
|CBC AM 690 radio, 88.1 FM||Global BC|
|CKNW AM 980 radio||CBC TV|
|News AM 1130 radio||CTV BC|
|Fairchild AM 1470 radio||City TV|
Student safety is the first priority of the Vancouver School Board. Schools will be kept open except under extreme circumstances to provide the option of attendance for all, but the decision to attend is the responsibility of each family.
Parents/guardians are responsible for their children’s safe travel to and from school. If, for any reason, a parent/guardian feels that a child cannot travel safely to school, then they should make other arrangements.
During extreme weather conditions it is also common for police and other authorities to advise citizens to avoid unnecessary travel. Parents should take this advice as well. Students will not be penalized for lack of attendance under such poor weather conditions. Students are reminded to wear appropriate clothing for the conditions. When sidewalks and roads are slippery students walking to school should take extra care.
We encourage you to review your own preparations for severe weather conditions and ensure that you are familiar with the city’s response procedures for those conditions. We request that you strictly adhere to parking restrictions in and around all Vancouver schools. Your child’s school will contact you about any changes to driving routes that may be put into effect on streets adjacent to the school.
SCHOOL CLOSURE DURING SCHOOL DAY
From time to time, it may be necessary for safety and security to close schools during the course of a school day. We have been advised to remind all parents that schools may close while in session triggering a student release during the course of the school day. If this were to happen, you will be contacted by the school (please make sure we have up-to-date email, cell, and emergency contact information). It is hoped that parents or family members would be able to make their way to the school during the course of the day to ensure the safe pick up their child. If an event like this were to occur, the school will remain open during regular hours with skeleton staff on-site to provide for regular supervision of students.
Generally speaking, if you are unsure about school operations, please do not hesitate to contact the school office 604-713-5356.
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