How are decisions made?
All schools will remain OPEN unless there is heavy snowfall, damage, or other circumstances – such as a power outage – that make it impossible to open for instruction. The District will do its best to communicate school or district-wide closures on our website by 6:30 am. However, please keep in mind that there may be situations where this is not possible – again, such as a power outage.
When will I know?
We do our best to communicate school or district-wide CLOSURES by 6:30am. Please note that no announcement will be made that schools are open, except under extreme circumstances
Another way to learn about school closures is through local news stations (online, radio, and TV), some of which are:
CBC AM 690 radio Global TV
News AM 1130 radio CBC TV
CKNW AM 980 radio CityNews
Fairchild AM 1470 radio CTV BC
How will I know?
The information about closures will typically be posted on both the District website (www.burnabyschools.ca) and Twitter account (@burnabyschools). However, please keep in mind that there may be situations where this is not possible, such as a power outage. Another way to learn about school closures is through local news stations (online, radio, and TV). Generally, only closures or delays are announced.
You can learn more on the Burnaby School District website here: https://burnabyschools.ca/weather-related-school-closures/
Student safety is a responsibility we share with families. Please walk your child to the door of the school if you are unsure whether or not the school is open. If for any reason you feel that your student cannot travel safely then please – as you normally would – notify the school that your child will be absent.
If weather conditions deteriorate throughout the day and create a concern for the safety of students returning home, a decision may be made to dismiss students early. This will be communicated to parents in the best way possible through the schools’ normal communications channels.
Thank you for working with us to keep our school community safe. More information can be found in our Policy Statement.