After much reflection and many conversations regarding our school’s procedures for handling Snow Days here at PCS, we have decided to make a change to our current Snow Day Policy. Moving forward, if at any time, buses in the Durham Region are cancelled due to the weather, all regular services offered by PCS will still be available. This means a couple of things:
- Before & After School programs will still run at the same times and at the same rates.
- There will be no phone calls made to announce a “Snow Day Mode”. However, regular classes will be replaced with a modified day, based on number of students and availability of teachers.
- We encourage families to determine for themselves whether they feel it is safe to drive to the school. If you decide to not drive your child to the school, we would still ask you to call in and inform us.
If, for any reason, it becomes necessary to close the school on short notice (severe ice storm, gas leak, etc.), you will be notified by an automated telephone message before 7:00 a.m. to confirm the closure. If an emergency occurs during school hours, an automated alert will be sent to all contact numbers and emails that we have on file with details and directions. In these instances, please do not call the school unless absolutely necessary, as this will tie up the phone lines.