UGDSB Inclement Weather -Communication Channels and Reminders
The decision to cancel buses is made by the Transportation Consortium (STWDSTS) in consultation with the bus operators.
STWDSTS posts bus cancellation info on its website by 6:30am, www.stwdsts.ca
The school board does not make the decision to cancel buses. The school board does not send out alerts/messaging about bus cancellations.
SWTDSTS posts information on bus delays at: https://www.findmyschool.ca/Cancellations.aspx
Parents/guardians can sign up for STWDSTS bus email alerts at: https://www.findmyschool.ca/Subscriptions/Login.aspx
If students/families have questions/concerns about bus delays/cancellations, please direct them to STWDSTS.
SCHOOL CLOSURES / SYSTEM SHUTDOWN:
The decision to close schools is a joint decision made by the Directors and Chairs of the co-terminus boards, following a recommendation by STWDSTS.
UGDSB posts alerts about school closures/system shutdowns on the board website, www.ugdsb.ca, and all school websites.
High volumes of website traffic can cause delays with posting school closure information on the website, therefore UGDSB also communicates about school closures on Twitter and Facebook.
Starting in the 2019-20 school year, UGDSB central staff will also send a push notification to the UGConnect app in the event of a system shutdown.