Anticipating blizzard, both Niagara school boards shut schools early for Christmas Break


Published December 22, 2022 at 1:31 pm

After the Niagara Student Transportation Services told both school boards that buses were unlikely to be running tomorrow (December 23), both Niagara school board announced there will be no school tomorrow.

It looks like Niagara Region elementary and high school students are getting a pre-emptive snow day tomorrow (December 23) and starting their Christmas Breaks early.

Based on the weather forecast which is calling for anything from a major snow storm to a blizzard tonight, Niagara Student Transportation Service told both the District School Board of Niagara (DSBN) and the Niagara Catholic District School Board (NCDSB) that all buses would likely be cancelled tomorrow, due to dangerous driving conditions.

“Considering the current information, and with safety in mind, DSBN, in collaboration with Niagara Catholic District School Board, has made the proactive decision to close all schools tomorrow, on Friday, December 23, 2022,” said the DSBN in a message to its parents.

“It is never an easy decision to close our schools and we know the weather is unpredictable,” the DSBN continued. “However, this decision will give families time to prepare, and most importantly, it was made in the best interest of everyone’s safety.”

Both boards said school staff have been told to tell students to bring home “everything they need for the holidays with them tonight (December 22).”

“Your child’s teacher may choose to send home learning resources for tomorrow, however these activities are optional.”

Both the DSBN and NCDSB anticipate a normal post-Christmas-break reopening on Monday, January 9, 2023.

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