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YRDSB Transportation Cancellation Today

We have received notification that “due to continued weather warnings issued by Environment Canada, school bus and taxi transportation in York Region have been cancelled.”  This includes any transportation booked for local, school-based trips.  This will impact on a number of classes with trips scheduled for today.  Teachers will be in contact with families in the days ahead with regards to the rescheduling of any trips or trip refunds, as necessary.  We appreciate your understanding.

With the inclement weather at hand, we would remind everyone to drive and walk to school with even greater than usual care.  In particular, as temperatures drop throughout the day, we can expect significant ice –our caretakers will salt and sand proactively, but let’s be mindful in driving and walking in the interest of our safety, and the safety of our students.

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YRDSB Inclement Weather Day

YRDSB INCLEMENT WEATHER PROCEDURES:

School Bus Cancellation Notice

To ensure the safety of students, school bus service may be cancelled due to inclement weather, extreme temperatures and/or poor road conditions. In these cases, parents and students should develop alternate care/transportation arrangements.

Cancellation decisions will only be made after thorough consultation with the Safety Officers of school bus companies servicing York Region and are based on several factors including precipitation, air temperature, road conditions and weather forecast.

Please note the following;

A decision to cancel school bus service will be region-wide meaning all school buses, vans and taxis will not operate.
School bus routes may be cancelled when severe weather may not be affecting all municipalities in York Region. Both the YRDSB and YCDSB operate many regional educational programs. Students attending these programs are transported over large attendance areas encompassing several municipal boundaries. This limits the ability to cancel bus service using a municipality or zone methodology.
When bus service is cancelled all school tests and/or examinations will be cancelled and rescheduled.
Student trips involving the use of school buses will also be cancelled.
Unless otherwise stated, schools will remain open and parents can make arrangements to transport their children to and from school even if school bus service is cancelled. If buses are cancelled in the morning, they will not operate in the afternoon. Therefore students transported to school by parents will require the same transportation home.

Parents, students and school staff are asked to access the following radio and television stations after 6:00 a.m. to receive bus cancellation information:

RADIO

590 AM 640 AM 680 AM 860 AM 1010 AM 1050 AM

1540 AM 1580 AM 88.5 FM 89.9 FM 92.5 FM 93.1 FM

94.9 FM 95.9 FM 97.3 FM 98.1 FM 99.1 FM 99.9 FM

101.1 FM 102.1 FM 104.5 FM 100.7 FM 105.9 107.1 FM

TELEVISION

CITY TV CTV Barrie CTV Toronto CP24 GLOBAL NEWS

A bus cancellation message will also be available at http://www.schoolbuscity.com and by calling 1-877-330-3001, or by following @YRDSB and @YCDSB on twitter.

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GIVE (Get Involved Volunteer in Education)

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I am pleased to let you know that once again this year we will be offering GIVE (Get Involved Volunteer in Education) – a free training program for parents/grandparents/caregivers, school council members, school lunch assistants and/or community members that wish to volunteer in the our schools will be starting on January 23, 2018 at the Vaughan Welcome Centre.

York Region District School Board is offering this program in collaboration with Settlement and Education Partnership in York Region (SEPYR) and the Region of York.

Participants of this program will have instructional in class 3 hour sessions once a week for 6 weeks and will be required to volunteer in a school. The topics covered will be:  Role of the Volunteer,  Equity and Inclusive Education, Communication Skills, Human Rights, Mental Health & Well-being and Interview Skills.