The Halifax Regional School Board may respond to bad or worsening weather conditions, especially in winter, by cancelling school or bus services.
What happens when school is cancelled before the day begins?
Public Service Announcements are made on all local radio stations starting at 6 AM. There are two possible closures : all schools or schools within a family. Here are the distinctions:
* Closure of all schools: If the weather and road/sidewalk conditions are so severe you will hear the cancellation of "all schools within the Halifax Regional School Board."
* Closure of schools associated with a specific “Family of Schools”: St. Margaret’s Bay Elementary is a member of the Sir John A. MacDonald High School Family of Schools. The key words to listen for are “closure of all schools within the Sir John A. MacDonald Family.”
What about Attendance, Field Trips, and After School Activities?
If classes are cancelled, or if bus service is cancelled, St. Margaret’s Bay Elementary field trips and after-school activities are automatically cancelled.
What will happen if school is cancellation after the day has begun?
It may be that the weather conditions do deteriorate so quickly after the school day has started that the Halifax Regional School Board may announce a mid-day closure. Public Service Announcements are made on all local radio stations starting around 11:00 AM. The notice will also be posted on the front page of the HRSB web site (www.hrsb.ca). Again, listen for how our school may be included – all schools, “former Halifax County – Bedford”, or the “Sir John A. MacDonald Family."
Here is what will happen if St. Margaret’s Bay Elementary is to be closed mid-day for walking students and for bus students:
All families will be contacted. We will follow the Early/Emergency Dismissal Information you provide for us.
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