The district will make every attempt to determine school closures due to inclement weather by 6:30 a.m. based on current weather and road conditions. The District will communicate to parents as soon as possible using a variety of methods including the district social media accounts and district websites.
If schools are open, and you wish to keep your child home due to weather conditions, you may do so. Please let your school know of this decision. Parents/guardians are responsible for their child's safe travel to and from school.
To reach as many people as possible - as quickly as possible - we work closely with our local media to share information. Please listen to local radio stations and follow local news outlets online to also get information about the impact of severe weather or emergencies in our schools. No radio or television announcement will be made saying that schools are open. Only school closures will be announced by the media.
Any district wide closure will be decided by 6:00 a.m. at the latest and announced via:
- District website (www.sd38.bc.ca (link is external) or www.sd38.bc.ca/weather (link is external))
- School closure hotline 604.295.4304
- Twitter (www.twitter.com/RichmondSchDist (link is external))
- AM Radio: CKNW 980, CBC 690, AM 730, News1130 1130, CHMB 1320, Fairchild 1470, Radio India 1600
- FM Radio: CBC 88.1, QMFM 103.5
- Television: CBC, Global, CITY TV, CTV, Fairchild
PLEASE NOTE: No announcement will be made saying that schools are open. Only closures will be announced.