Quebec schools, daycares closed due to winter storm

Schools in the path of a major Quebec storm have announced they will be closed Monday following an extended winter break due to COVID-19 concerns.

The following boards, centres and schools will be closed:

Boards and service centres:

  • English Montreal School Board
  • Lester B. Pearson School Board 
  • Sir Wilfred Laurier School Board
  • New Frontiers School Board
  • Riverside School Board
  • Centre de services scolaire Marguerite-Bourgeoys
  • Centre de services scolaire de Montréal
  • Centre de services scolaire de la Pointe-de-l'Île
  • Centre de services scolaire Marie-Victorin
  • Centre de services scolaire de Laval
  • Centre de services scolaire de Saint-Hyacinthe
  • Centre de services scolaire des Mille-Îles
  • Centre de services scolaire des Patriotes
  • Centre de services scolaire des Grandes-Seigneuries
  • Centre de services scolaire des Laurentides
  • Centre de services scolaire des Samares
  • Centre de services scolaire des Trois-Lacs

Private and specialized schools:

  • Académie Antoine-Manseau
  • Académie internationale Charles-Lemoyne, campus Ville de Sainte-Catherine
  • Académie internationale Charles-Lemoyne, campus Longueuil - Saint-Lambert
  • Azrieli Talmud Torah - Herzliah
  • Collège Beaubois
  • Collège Charles-Lemoyne, campus Ville de Sainte-Catherine
  • Collège Charles-Lemoyne, campus Longueuil - Saint-Lambert
  • Collège Français Annexe Primaire Longueuil
  • Collège Français Annexe Secondaire Longueuil
  • Collège de Montréal
  • Collège Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes, à Longueuil
  • Collège Stanislas
  • Centre de Réadaptation de l’ouest de l’ile de Montreal (CROM)
  • École Charles-Perrault (Laval)
  • Giant Steps 
  • Gold Learning Centre
  • Hebrew Foundation School
  • Hebrew Academy
  • JPPS-Bialik Schools
  • Kell’s Academy
  • Lower Canada College
  • Priory School
  • Miss Edgar's and Miss Cramp's School
  • Montreal Oral School for the Deaf
  • North Star Academy Laval
  • Peter Hall
  • Selwyn House
  • Socrates-Démosthène schools
  • Solomon Schechter Academy
  • St. George's Schools
  • The Study
  • Vanguard
  • Villa Maria

The following schools will offer online classes instead:

  • Académie Marie Claire
  • Académie Michèle Provost
  • Alexander von Humboldt German International School
  • Collège Jean Eudes
  • Collège Reine Marie
  • Collège Sainte Anne
  • École Buissonnière (for preschool students aged five and students in grades one - six)
  • Loyola
  • Sacred Heart School
  • Trafalgar School for Girls

Daycares:

  • CPE les BoisVerts
  • CPE du Campus
  • CPE du Y
  • CPE CCJ
  • CPE Dollard
  • CPE Dorval
  • CPE Hebrew Foundation
  • CPE Jardin des Rêves
  • CPE JPPS Children Center
  • CPE Lachine
  • CPE McGill
  • CPE de Mon Coeur
  • CPE Riverview
  • CPE Shalom
  • CPE Terre Des Enfants
  • CPE Treehouse
  • CPE Tyndale St-Georges

MAJOR STORM

Environment Canada issued a winter storm warning for the Greater Montreal area.

Heavy snow began early Monday afternoon amounting up to 24 centimetres.

Visibility is "near-zero" at times due to snowfall and high winds, the agency states. 

"Surfaces such as highways, roads, walkways and parking lots may become difficult to navigate due to accumulating snow," Environment Canada noted. "These poor weather conditions will persist into the evening."

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