January 24, 2013:
With the current winter weather, the Halton District School Board reminds parents/guardians of the numerous ways to check for school bus transportation cancellations and school closures.
The Halton District School Board’s primary method of communicating inclement weather announcements is through radio and television stations (listed below). The Board’s Home Notification System, an automated system that telephones and/or emails parents, supplements these traditional notification methods.
The Home Notification System requires one hour to email or call approximately 35,000 Halton parents. This is why the Home Notification System serves as a supplementary method of communicating inclement weather notifications to parents. Therefore, we strongly recommend that parents also check for closures and cancellations on radio and television stations, the Board website (www.hdsb.ca) or by calling switchboard (905-335-3663 or Toll-free: 1-877-618-3456).
Parents may check with their child’s school to ensure they receive messages through the Home Notification System. Newly registered families will automatically be included in this notification system based on information provided at registration. The Halton District School Board’s primary method of informing parents of school closures/bus cancellations will be the following methods of communication:
(Note: The decision to cancel transportation and/or close schools before the start of a school day will be made prior to 6 a.m., and radio/television stations will be informed by 6:30 a.m.).AM Radio:
CFRB (1010 AM); CJOY (1460 AM); CHML (900 AM); CKOC (1150 AM); CHWO (740 AM); CHFI (680 AM)FM Radio:
CHFI (98.1 FM) KX 94-7 (94.7 FM); Y108 (107.9 FM); CING (95.3 FM); CKFM (99.9 FM); KLITE (102.9 FM);
CBC (99.1 FM); CIMJ (106.1 FM)Television:
CHTV Morning Show; CITY TV; CP 24 Websites: www.haltonbus.ca
For more information about school bus transportation cancellations and school closures, refer to the Halton District School Board website (search for “inclement weather” information under “Policies”).
For additional information, contact:
Marnie Denton, Manager, Communication Services
Halton District School Board
905-335-3663 Toll free: 1-877-618-3456