Inclement Weather Information
With the possibility of snow in the upcoming weather forecast, we ask that families review the District's Information on Emergencies & Inclement Weather:
During an emergency, the district's first priority is to ensure student and staff safety. We work closely with local municipalities and emergency services to assess the situation, gather accurate information, and implement emergency safety protocols.
The district will try to determine school closures due to inclement weather by 6:30 AM. Updates will be delivered using social media and school and district websites.
No radio or television announcement will be made saying that schools are open. Only school closures will be announced by the media. To reach as many people as possible - as quickly as possible - we work closely with our local media to share information. Listen to local radio stations and follow local news outlets online to also get information about the impact of severe weather or emergencies in our schools.
If snowfall begins while school is in session, in most circumstances, schools will remain OPEN until the end of the school day. If schools are open, and you wish to keep your child home due to weather conditions, you may do so. Please let your school know of this decision.
Parents/guardians are responsible for their child's safe travel to school. If possible, we encourage parents to walk their children to school in poor weather conditions.
Any district wide closure will be decided by 6:30 AM at the latest and announced via:
• District website: www.sd38.bc.ca
• District Twitter: https://twitter.com/RichmondSD38
• District Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RichmondSD38
• AM Radio: CKNW 980, CBC 690, AM 730, News 1130, CHMB 1320, Fairchild 1470, Radio India 1600
• FM Radio: CBC 88.1, QMFM 103.5
• Television: CBC, Global, CTV, Fairchild
PLEASE NOTE: No announcement will be made saying that schools are open. Only closures will be announced.