Winter Weather Procedures

Winter Weather

To keep our school phone lines open, we kindly ask that you do not phone the school to ask it we are open, but rather utilize one of the many other information mediums below for potential school closure information.

During the late fall and winter months, weather conditions might cause a school or schools to shut down. 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: student safety, the conditions of roads near schools, school grounds, school bus routes, and whether facilities are fully operational.

Only closures or delayed school openings will be announced. Any district-wide or partial-district closures will be decided and communicated by 6:30 A.M. Details and updates are always distributed via the below platforms; please connect with us online.

REMINDER: If there is winter weather and schools remain open, it is the parent/guardians' decision as to whether or not their children attend school, based on their assessment of the relative safety of travel conditions. 

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Opt-In to Receive Text Messages

In the event of a school closure, the district will also send out an automated message from it's messaging system, SchoolConnects (formerly Synervoice). Parents/guardians and staff who want to also receive text messages from the Abbotsford School District must opt-in by texting the word JOIN to 56360 from the mobile phone they wish to receive text messages on.