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How do I find out if the buses are cancelled or the Schools are Closed due to bad weather?

posted Oct 4, 2018, 10:45 AM by Debbie de Chastelain   [ updated Nov 19, 2018, 10:19 AM by Jacqueline Jennings ]

Cancelling School Buses and Closing Schools Due to Bad Weather

During the winter months, inclement weather may cause the disruption of bus transportation and regular school operations. Parents/guardians are reminded to review the inclement weather information below for the 2018-2019 school year.

In case of inclement weather, the decision to close schools and/or cancel buses is communicated beginning at 6:30 a.m. in the following ways:

Methods of Communication:

• Twitter @HaltonDSB

• Facebook @HaltonDistrictSchoolBoard

• HDSB Mobile App (available for download from the App Store and Google Play)

• Halton District School Board website (

• Halton Student Transportation Services (

• Telephone recording at 905-335-3665 and Toll Free1-877-618-3456

• Television Stations: CHCH, CITY TV, CP24

• AM Radio Stations: CFRB 1010 AM, CJOY 1460 AM, CHML 900 AM, CKOC 1150 AM, CHWO 740 AM, AM680 NEWS, CHAM 820 AM.

• FM Radio Stations: CHFI 98.1 FM, WAVE 94.7 FM, Y108/107.9 FM, CING 95.3 FM, KLITE 102.9 FM, CBC 99.1 FM, CIMJ 106.1 FM.

Email Notifications on Inclement Weather Days:

The School Messenger system will email the parents of approximately 60,000 students (between 6:30 and 7:30 a.m.). Delays in email delivery are caused by limitations of parent's Internet Service Provider (ISP) receiving our messages, spam protection, as well as other GTA school boards sending messages that morning. For this reason, the School Messenger system is supplementary to social media, TV, radio, and website.

Please see the below attachments for more information and the Map of Zones 1, 2, and 3.

Jacqueline Jennings,
Nov 19, 2018, 8:33 AM
Jacqueline Jennings,
Nov 19, 2018, 8:33 AM