Town students will not receive a phone call from the bus driver regarding bus cancellations in severe weather. All bus cancellations are prominently noted on the Prairie Spirit School Division website (click here) or parents can listen to FM radio stations 92.9 The Bull, C95, Rock 102 or AM radio stations CJWW 600 or News Talk 650 CKOM.
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 6am (as reported by Environment Canada). 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 thirty 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 may transport their children to school. School is closed to students only for reasons such as health and safety.
Click here to view the complete Severe Weather policy (AP 805).
For more information, please see Prairie Spirit School division Bus/Transportation.