Weather warning may impact SSRSB schools

Environment Canada has issued a weather warning for Lunenburg County and Queens County. Heavy rainfall is predicted to start tomorrow (Thursday) morning and is predicted to turn into snow with anywhere from 15 to 20 cm of snow expected. This, in conjunction with very strong winds may result in low visibility. Snow is predicted to turn to freezing rain in the early afternoon.

Our commitment is to our students’ and their families’ safety. When bad weather hits, we consult with Environment Canada, Transportation and Public Works road crews throughout the region, storm trackers and weather cameras to determine if it’s safe for children to walk to school, wait for the bus and travel on the bus. The decision to cancel school is normally made by 6:00 a.m.

Based on our available sources of information, tomorrow’s weather prediction is a challenging one for us. We receive weather information by 5:00 a.m. and a final decision, based on that forecast, will be made and communicated by 6:00 a.m.  Unfortunately, at this time, the bad weather is not anticipated to begin until after a decision to close schools must be made. As a result, we will have to make the best call possible with the information we have been given.

Please keep a close eye on our social media accounts – Facebook and Twitter, our website and your local radio station tomorrow morning to determine if your school has been cancelled. You will also receive a notification through our ALERT system.

We appreciate your patience.