Buses Cancelled Thursday December 22nd

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Inclement Weather, Transportation

December 21, 2022 - Bus service for Parkland School Division's regional transportation system will be suspended for a third day in a row on Thursday, December 22, 2022. Extremely cold wind chill values hovering around -40 to -44 are expected. Some areas may see wind chill values below minus 50. Environment Canada has issued an Extreme Cold Weather warning for the Parkland County region. According to Environment Canada, extremely cold wind chills are expected to continue through the week, especially overnights. A warming trend is expected by the weekend.

Thursday's cancellation includes the bus in Fort Chipewyan serving students at Athabasca Delta Community School with windchill temperatures expected in the -46 range.

The final decision to send a child to school rests with parents and guardians.

Parents and guardians are encouraged to follow their school's regular system for reporting an absence should they choose to keep their children at home. This is an important step to ensure that schools have an accurate record of who is in their care for the day.

Parents and guardians should ensure that students are dressed appropriately while traveling to and from school during inclement weather conditions. The temperatures can drop dramatically in the event of mechanical issues.

For more on the topic of Severe Weather, please familiarize yourself with Administrative Procedure 750: Severe Weather.

For the most up-to-date information, please visit our Bus Status page. Look for the green bus icon and the links to download the app to your mobile device.

We apologize for any inconvenience. At Parkland School Division, we are a caring and compassionate organization, guided by what’s in the best interest of our students, and their safety is our top priority.

 

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