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Weather & Closures

During the late fall and winter months, it is necessary on occasion to temporarily close a school or schools when weather conditions might endanger the safety of students. The Superintendent of Schools has authority on behalf of the Board, to temporarily close a school or schools. A number of factors go into this decision, including the conditions of: roads near schools, school grounds, school bus routes, and whether facilities are fully operational.

To alert parents, the school district has various means of communicating a decision to close a school or schools:

  • First, an automated phone service can call every home in a school catchment or throughout the district in the event of urgent information and emergency news that the district needs to get to homes. These phone calls will be identified as coming from the "Abbotsford School District", and may be placed as early as 6:15 in the morning. If you receive one of these calls, please take the time to listen to the entire message.
  • Best choice: If you have access to the internet, families can check for updates online via the school and district websites (www.abbyschools.ca), AbbySchools mobile app, and social media (Facebook, Twitter).

Information will also be provided via the following radio stations/media sources:

  • FM:  Country 107.1, STAR 98.3, JACK 96.9, Red FM 93.1
  • AM:  CBC 690, CKNW 980, NEWS 1130, Punjabi Radio 1550 AM
  • TV:  CITY TV
  • Abbotsford News Online

Please do not call the school to ask if schools are open.

Should a decision to close schools be made during the school day, the school will utilize phone calls to contact parents/guardians, and the district will post notices on its website and use social media outlets.

If parents/guardians believe their local conditions are unsafe, they may keep their child at home or arrange for their early dismissal.