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Sometimes extreme weather conditions or other unusual circumstances can cause class cancellations at a school, or districtwide, on short notice.
No announcement will be made that schools are open; only cancellations, closures or delayed school openings will be announced.
In the event of class cancellations, closures or delays, Surrey Schools will post information on its website at www.surreyschools.ca as soon as information is available and provide updates to the following radio and TV stations:
• CKNW (980 AM or www.cknw.com)
• News 1130 (1130 AM or www. news1130.com)
• CBC Radio (690 AM or www.cbc.ca/bc)
• Red-FM (93.1 FM)
• CTV News Vancouver
• Global News BC
Class cancellation/delayed opening information may also be posted online by the above news media as well as newspapers. Do not call the radio or TV stations as staff members are very busy receiving updates and preparing newscasts.
Calling schools and district offices is also impractical since staff members are generally not available to answer telephone calls far in advance of regular school opening time and phone lines typically become congested in any event.
Weather, power, road and safety conditions can change substantially within a few hours, therefore assessments and decisions must be made as close to school opening as possible for the information to be reliable. However, the district will do its best to communicate the status of schools by 7 a.m.
Even if all schools are open, many schools can face conditions and circumstances unique to a neighbourhood. Therefore, the district encourages and respects the importance of parental decision-making regarding accessing a school, based on parents' own location and individual circumstances, their route to school and overall attention to safety.
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