Dear Muir Families:
An inclement weather day is a day where road or weather conditions make it impossible to operate a school bus safely. On days that extreme weather warrants the cancellation of school transportation, schools will remain open unless also deemed an emergency because of a breakdown of essential services. The decision to cancel transportation is made by 6:30 a.m. For more information, including how to check if buses are cancelled, please visit the School Transportation webpage.
Students will not be penalized for missing school due to designated inclement weather days. If you have concerns about how an inclement weather day will affect your coursework, please speak to your school principal or teacher.
Any lunch service arrangements made by the school, special lunches or special events/field trips will be cancelled on designated inclement weather days. If you have made lunch arrangements directly with a third party provider please check with them directly, otherwise parents should send a lunch with their child.
Parents need to inform the school office if their child will not be attending on an inclement weather day, otherwise the school’s safe arrival procedure will apply. Parents should use their best judgment to decide whether to send their children to school on inclement weather days, understanding that if they choose to send their child, that the child should remain at school for the day and must be picked up at the end of the day.
For more information, please review the Inclement Weather Days Policy
Want to check is your bus is on schedule? A late bus report is available on the STS website.
Transportation will be cancelled by 6:30 a.m. if road conditions are unsafe or are expected to deteriorate significantly by the time students are to be bused home.
Schools will remain open unless otherwise stated, even when buses have been cancelled. To find out if transportation is cancelled, check:
- the Board website
- the @YRDSB Twitter account
- the Student Transportation Services’ (STS) website or hotline: 1-877-330-3001
- school websites
- radio and TV media outlets
The Board is unable to cancel transportation in select areas or along select routes. Due to the integration of school bus routes across York Region, busing may have to be cancelled even if severe weather is affecting only portions of York Region.
If buses run in the morning, they must run in the afternoon. If buses are cancelled in the morning, they do not run in the afternoon. If you drive your child to school, or your child takes alternate transportation, you must make arrangements for your child to get home at the end of the day.
Note: At all times students should be aware of an alternative place to go should bus service be cancelled or delayed, or should schools be forced to close due to an emergency.
Mr. Erdmann & Mrs. Mott