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Weather & Closures

During emergency situations, schools will be closed to ensure the greatest possible level of safety for students and staff.  Reasons for such closures could include: bomb threats, gas leaks, fire, smoke, power failure, extreme weather situations, earthquakes, and other causes that may endanger students and staff.  The Superintendent is responsible for all decisions relating to school closures.

During the late fall and winter months, weather conditions might cause a school or schools to shut down. The Superintendent of Schools has authority, on behalf of the Board, to temporarily close a school or schools. A number of factors go into this decision, including: student safety, the conditions of roads near schools, school grounds, school bus routes, and whether facilities are fully operational.

The decision to close a school is made in a timely manner, as circumstances allow. Details and updates are always distributed via the below platforms; please connect with us online.

District/School Websites (www.abbyschools.ca);
Our "Abby Schools" app, available for download from the iTunes Store or Google Play;
Twitter (@AbbotsfordSD), Facebook (@AbbotsfordSchoolDistrict) and Instagram (@AbbotsfordSD); and
Local Media Stations (Country 107.1, STAR 98.3, News 1130, CKNW 980AM, CBC 690AM, Punjabi Radio 1550 AM, Red FM 93.1 FM, Jack 96.9 FM, City TV and Abbotsford News).

Opt-In to Receive Text Messages

Parents and Guardians can now take advantage of SchoolMessenger's Text Messaging Service! Our school district utilizes the SchoolMessenger system to deliver important information about events, school closings, safety alerts and more.

 

To take advantage of this ervice, notifiy your child's school of your appropriate mobile number. Once the information had been loaded to our system, families can participate in this free service just by sending a text message of “Y” or “Yes” to our school district’s short code number, 978-338. You can also opt out of these messages at any time by simply replying to one of our messages with “Stop”. SchoolMessenger is compliant with the Student Privacy PledgeTM, so you can rest assured that your information is safe and will never be given or sold to anyone.