Snow 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 email 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 email 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.
Non-Snow Day Busing Policy
Occasionally, CDS buses may run late due to snowy or icy conditions. 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.