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Inclement Weather and School Closure Information

When weather conditions place the safety of transporting bus students at risk, the Superintendent of School or Inclement Weather Committees for the communities of Airdrie, Chestermere, Crossfield, Cochrane, Kathyrn/Beiseker and Springbank may choose to suspend school bus services and/or close schools.  Weather factors that serve as general guidelines in making this decision are:

  • Wind-chill of approximately -40C
  • Reports from bus drivers that many rural roads are, or will soon be, impassable

Local broadcast and radio stations will be notified of bus/school closures no later than 6:30 am.  Parents are encouraged to listen to:

  • Radio - Air 106.1, 91.5 FM CBC, CHFM Lite 96, 66 CFR, JACK FM, QR77, Country 105, CKMX 1060, CJAY 92
  • Broadcast - CTV, Global, City TV

School closure information also will be available on the Rocky View Transportation Information line 403.250.0016, on the home page of the Rocky View Schools website, and via RVS Facebook and Twitter accounts.

RVS Inclement Weather

Parent Responsibilities
During inclement weather, the final decision to send a child to the bus stop or to school rests with parents, even though buses and schools 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. Should you drive your child to school when bus service is cancelled, it is your responsibility to pick the child up from school at dismissal time.

Parents should ensure that students are dressed appropriately while traveling to and from school during inclement weather conditions whether they are riding the bus or walking.  The temperatures on a school bus may drop dramatically in the event of mechanical problems.

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