News and Events

Inclement Weather Procedure

Sometimes, snow seasons can be particularly challenging in that the loss of class time is substantial. Our remote learning platform is now robust and flexible enough that we can leverage it to pivot all of our students into remote learning on a snow day. This year, if we call a snow day, all learners will pivot to remote and engage in their regular classes that day remotely.
Snow days and extreme cold weather days are called in the interests of student safety. Our community is quite unique in terms of the wide geographical areas our students are drawn from. Everyone arrives at CDS by some mode of vehicular transport, many by bus and there is often a great distance between school and home. Safety on the roads is therefore the primary concern.

Our professional bus drivers are on the roads very early in the morning across a wide swath of our family’s geography. We rely on our transportation contractor to give us a very early indication as to the safety of road conditions across our catchment area.

In most cases we are able to make a determination of road safety by 6:30 a.m.

We will post information on the CDS website (that’s the best place to check) and a text and e-mail will be sent to the entire CDS community (if you receive The Backpack, you will receive this message. If not, contact Community Relations to update your e-mail address to ensure you are receiving all notifications.)

We will also post to our social media channels (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram). There will also be a message available at the CDS phone number (905) 833-1220. If an off-site trip is scheduled for that day, where appropriate, you will also be contacted by the faculty member in charge of that activity.

Bus Delays

Occasionally, CDS buses may run late due to snowy or icy conditions or extremely cold temperatures. To check on the timing of your child(ren)’s bus, please go to the Delays and Cancellations Web Page or contact the dispatch number listed below. Delays of 10 minutes or more will be posted.

Dispatch Number
Parkview Simcoe Transit
(905) 853-5331

Snow Day Protocol: Middle & Senior School

When weather prediction permits, we will announce the possibility of a snow day to the Middle & Senior students the day before – think of it as a Code Snow!
When a Code Snow is called, students will take home all books and texts required for their studies the next day, as well as any study material for a scheduled test the subsequent day. Should a snow day be called, all students will pivot to remote learning and engage in regular classes online from home throughout the day. Students will be expected to join their classes remotely at the usual time. 

Land Acknowledgment

CDS wishes to recognize and acknowledge the land on which the school operates. For thousands of years, these have been the traditional lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. We also recognize the traditional territory of the Huron-Wendat, Anishinaabe and the Haudenosaunee peoples who also shared this land.  CDS respects the relationship with these lands and recognizes that our connection can be strengthened by our continued relationship with all First Nations, by acknowledging our shared responsibility to respect and care for these lands and waters for future generations.

School Information

13415 Dufferin Street King, Ontario L7B 1K5 
(905) 833-1220

Founded in 1972, The Country Day School is a co-educational private school offering programs in JK-12 and located on 100 acres north of Toronto in King.