Seycove Secondary
North Vancouver School District
Weather Procedures 2015-2016

 All schools in the North Vancouver School District will remain OPEN, if at all possible during winter weather, including snowfalls.  Any district-wide closure will be decided by 6:30 a.m. at the latest and will be announced through the media.  If weather conditions are questionable, announcements will also be made to say that schools are open. 

Information about any district-wide closures will be sent to Metro Vancouver radio and television stations.  Please check the following stations for school closure information:

 

Radio                                                              Television

CBC AM 690 radio                                        Global TV

CHMJ AM 730 radio                                      CBC TV

CHQM FM 103.5 radio                                  City TV

CKNW AM 980 radio                                    BC-CTV

CJVB Fairchild AM 1470 radio                     Fairchild TV

CKWX News AM 1130 radio

CFOX 99.3 radio               

Announcements of school closures or delayed openings will be posted on the School District's website at http://www.sd44.ca.  The North Vancouver School District will use the SchoolConnects system to contact parents/guardians in the event of an Emergency Release of students during the school day.  Individual school closures due to unique circumstances (e.g., power outages) will be announced as early as possible through SchoolConnects.

Student safety is our first priority and a shared responsibility.  Parents/guardians are responsible for their child's safe travel to school.  If for any reason, a parent/guardian feels that a child cannot travel safely to school, then they should make other arrangements for their child.  Students will not be penalized for absences due to weather conditions.  The decision to attend school is the responsibility of each family.

Parents/guardians are encouraged to establish an emergency plan for their children in the event that schools are closed, the school's start time is delayed, or students are dismissed early.  This is a reminder that all students need to dress warmly and appropriately for winter weather conditions.

At this time, we encourage you to review your own preparations for winter weather and ensure that you are familiar with your municipality's snow and ice response procedures. We request that you strictly adhere to parking restrictions in and around all North Vancouver schools.  You child's school will contact you about any changes to driving routes that may be put into effect on streets adjacent to the school. 

With your cooperation and adherence to winter weather procedures, we can help achieve safe conditions for students travelling to and from school.  Please put safety first.

 

 

John Lewis

Superintendent of Schools

North Vancouver School District

 

Links: 

Metro Vancouver Weather Forecast – Environment Canada http://weather.gc.ca/city/pages/bc-74_metric_e.html

City of North Vancouver – Snow and Ice Removal http://www.cnv.org/City Services/Health and Public Safety/Emergency Preparedness/Extreme Weather/Snow Warning

District of North Vancouver – Snow and Ice Removal http://www.dnv.org/article.asp?a=155

North Shore Emergency Management Office http://nsemo.org/hazards/natural/extreme-weather

Drive BC http://www.drivebc.ca/

A print copy of this message is available at http://www.sd44.ca/District/WeatherProcedures/Documents/SevereWeatherInformation.pdf

 

It's also posted on the North Vancouver School District website at http://www.sd44.ca/District/WeatherProcedures/Pages/default.aspx



Volunteers
- Parent Volunteers are welcome and encouraged to work at clearing snow at any times that they are available except at recess and lunch hour when children will be under the supervision of school staff. To volunteer, please fill out the Snow Clearance Volunteer Form and return to the Main Office. Thank you!