CALGARY – The Foothills School Division cancelled classes at six of its schools and Palliser Regional Schools closed all of its schools south of Calgary Monday due to unfavourable weather.
The following Foothills School Division schools were closed Monday:
- Millarville Community School
- Red Deer Lake School
- C. Ian McLaren School
- Oilfields High School
- Turner Valley School
- Longview School
For an updated list of Foothills School Division closures click here
The school division also cancelled all rural transportation routes, as well as field trips that required transportation, and continues to assess road conditions in High River and Okotoks.
"We respect the decisions parents make to keep their children at home when transportation circumstances make travel unsafe," said Foothills School Division in a statement posted on its website. "When attendance is low due to winter weather, teachers are asked to provide meaningful instruction in the form of review, practice, and enrichment. Any essential learning or activities that occur will be replicated for absent students upon their return."
Palliser Regional Schools closed all of its schools south of Calgary Monday.
Heavy snowfall & deteriorating road conditions have resulted in Palliser Regional Schools cancelling classes Monday for schools south of Calgary. That includes Arrowwood & Milo community schoos and all south of that. Conditions will be assessed further Monday. @PalliserSchools pic.twitter.com/4KJxukevO8— Palliser Schools (@PalliserSchools) September 29, 2019
In Calgary, only two schools were closed Monday. Classes were cancelled at Strathcona-Tweedsmuir and Tanbridge Academy.
We rarely close schools close due to snow or cold temperatures. Assume that schools are open unless you hear otherwise. If there is an update we will post information on our website - https://t.co/XafnxuGH2i and here on Twitter #yycbe #WeAreCBE pic.twitter.com/9HXZCepUIQ— Calgary Board of Education (@yyCBEdu) September 30, 2019