In-Town/Rural Bus Cancellation Information for Parents

SEVERE WEATHER AND BUS CANCELLATIONS FOR IN-TOWN BUSING

Martensville Bus cancellation announcements:

  • All Prairie Spirit School Division bus cancellations are prominently posted on the Prairie Spirit website (www.spiritsd.ca/Buses) by 7 a.m. each school day. Please keep in mind that you will need to refresh your computer in order to ensure you are able to see the most current updates to the website.
  • Prairie Spirit has a new bus hotline: 306-683-2805 that will list bus cancellations every day.
  • The following radio stations will also make sporadic announcements of bus cancellations in our school division: The Bull 92.9 and C95 (FM) and CKOM 650 and 600 CJWW (AM).

Policy:

Buses in Prairie Spirit School Division will not run if the combined temperature and wind chill factors result in a reading of -40 degrees or below at 6 a.m. (as reported by Environment Canada for Saskatoon at www.weatheroffice.gc.ca).

In stormy conditions, bus drivers will use their discretion to determine whether or not to run. Buses are not to operate if weather conditions such as freezing rain, dense fog, heavy rain or severe dust storms impair visibility or otherwise cause dangerous travel conditions. Bus drivers are to decide whether or not to run by no later than 30 minutes before the first scheduled morning pick up, and by no later than one hour prior to the scheduled afternoon dismissal. Buses that do not run at the regular time in the morning due to weather conditions are not to run at all on that same day.

Even if the buses are not running, parents are welcome to transport their children to school. School is closed to students only for reasons such as health and safety.

The complete Severe Weather policy (AP 805) can be found under Administrative Policies and Procedures at http://www.spiritsd.ca/schoolboard/policies.asp.

 

SEVERE WEATHER AND BUS CANCELLATIONS FOR RURAL BUS ROUTES

Martensville Rural Bus cancellation announcements:

  • Bus Drivers will call rural students to inform them of bus cancellations.
  • All Prairie Spirit School Division bus cancellations are prominently posted on the Prairie Spirit website (www.spiritsd.ca/Buses) by 7 a.m. each school day. Please keep in mind that you will need to refresh your computer in order to ensure you are able to see the most current updates to the website.
  • Prairie Spirit has a new bus hotline: 306-683-2805 that will list bus cancellations every day.
  • The following radio stations will also make sporadic announcements of bus cancellations in our school division: The Bull 92.9 and C95 (FM) and CKOM 650 and 600 CJWW (AM).

Policy:

Buses in Prairie Spirit School Division will not run if the combined temperature and wind chill factors result in a reading of -40 degrees or below at 6 a.m. (as reported by Environment Canada at www.weatheroffice.gc.ca). Note: Saskatoon temperatures are used as a guide for all schools in our school division, except schools in Duck Lake, Blaine Lake and Leask, which use Prince Albert temperatures.

In stormy conditions, bus drivers will use their discretion to determine whether or not to run. Buses are not to operate if weather conditions such as freezing rain, dense fog, heavy rain or severe dust storms impair visibility or otherwise cause dangerous travel conditions. Bus drivers are to decide whether or not to run by no later than 30 minutes before the first scheduled morning pick up, and by no later than one hour prior to the scheduled afternoon dismissal. Buses that do not run at the regular time in the morning due to weather conditions are not to run at all on that same day.

Even if the buses are not running, parents are welcome to transport their children to school. School is closed to students only for reasons such as health and safety.

The complete Severe Weather policy (AP 805) can be found under Administrative Policies and Procedures at http://www.spiritsd.ca/schoolboard/policies.asp.

 

 

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