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Inclement Weather Procedure

Pilot - Late Opening Procedure (for students in all grades):
 
If the snow day communication message indicates a late opening schedule, the following will happen:
  • The School will be open to receive students as of 9:45 am
  • Classes will commence at 10:25
  • All scheduled tests/evaluations due will be postponed to the next day the class meets
  • Extra-curricular activities at lunch and after school will proceed (weather permitting)
  • Field trips will go/cancel on a case-by-case basis
  • Morning bus departures will be delayed by 90 minutes (for example, if your child’s specific pick-up time is 7:45, simply add 90 minutes for the delayed pick up time of 9:15)
  • Individual bus routes may still be cancelled
  • Afternoon buses will follow their normal schedule
WHY? 
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.

HOW? 
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.

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

WHERE? 
We will post information on the CDS website (that’s the best place to check) and an 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 also post to our social media channels (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) and NEWSTALK 1010. 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! This is to hopefully lessen the loss of instructional time that is normally associated with a snow day.
 
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, the students MUST then login to MyCDS for work required in their scheduled courses, and teachers will post instructions for each course by 9:00 am. This may involve some online, live or recorded instruction where applicable.

School Information

13415 Dufferin Street King, Ontario L7B 1K5
(905) 833-1220
communications@cds.on.ca
admissions@cds.on.ca
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.