News & Events

February 1, 2019

Severe Weather Procedures

With snow in the forecast, we would like remind parents/guardians that all schools in the New Westminster School District will remain OPEN, if at all possible, during inclement weather, including snowfalls.

See: Letter to parents and guardians from Superintendent of Schools, Karim Hachlaf.

In rare instances where a school closure is warranted, the decision will be made by 6:30 a.m. at the latest and will be announced over the radio stations CKNW AM 980 and CBC AM 690. Phone calls and emails will also be made to parents and guardians who are part of our SchoolMessenger System. Further, school and district websites will be updated accordingly.

Student safety is our priority and we ask that if a parent/guardian feels that a child cannot travel safely to school then they should make alternate arrangements for their child. Student absences due to unsafe travel to school during inclement weather conditions will be excused. We also encourage parents/guardians to make advance alternate plans in the event of an unexpected school closure.