When the safety of transporting bus students is at risk because of weather conditions, our Superintendent of Schools, in consultation with the Manager of Transportation, may choose to suspend school bus services and/or close schools. The final decision to send a child to the bus stop or to school rests with parents, even though buses may be operational. Parents are responsible for listening to the designated radio stations to receive the correct information with regard to school closures or bus cancellations.
The official notification will be posted on the Parkland School Division website home page.
Parents should ensure that students are dressed appropriately while travelling to and from school during inclement weather conditions. The temperatures on a school bus can drop dramatically in the event of mechanical problems. Safety should be the first consideration. Please do not base your decision solely on radio announcements about the cancellation of bus services. Be sure that your child is suitably dressed for the weather conditions. Please do not rely on the bus heaters as the only protection from cold weather and wind chills. Teach your child to be "weather-wise"
At school, students are encouraged to get fresh air every day. In the event of extreme weather, the Recess Break may be shortened or spent indoors.
“School buses are not running” means buses are not running for the entire day but the school is open to students for parents who wish to bring their child(ren) to school. Hot lunch will not be served and students attending must bring a bagged lunch.
For more information contact:
Student Transportation Department
Stony Plain, AB T7Z 2A8