Emergency, Unscheduled and Snow Closures
In the event of an unscheduled school closure caused by snow, emergency, power outage or extraordinary circumstances, an alert announcing the affected schools will display at the top of the district website and school websites. Current information on school closures or threats of closure due to external conditions is also available:
- On the District and School websites.
- On Facebook and Twitter.
- On media outlets such as CKNW, News1130, 170.1 Country, CBC Radio, 107.7 Pulse Radio.
- By phone at 604-532-1453.
School Status Info During Inclement Weather
Please note that Langley District schools are all considered ‘open’ until a decision to close is required. Decisions about school schedules and bus route changes are almost always made in the early morning before school. This allows for the most current weather information to factor into the decision. This information is communicated immediately, generally before 6:30 a.m.
We understand these decisions have an impact on our families and appreciate your patience during these severe weather situations. While we know that our students and families are best served when we are open, our top concern is the safety of our students and staff.
The final decision to send students to school resides with parents since they know the road and weather conditions in their respective areas. If you feel it is unsafe for you or your child to travel to or attend an open school for any reason, please keep your child home and report an absence to the school. Parents/guardians should be reminded to dress their children warmly during inclement weather conditions as schools are sometimes cooler than normal.