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STUDENT TRANSPORTATION OF PEEL REGION (STOPR)
BUS CANCELLATIONS/SCHOOL CLOSING DUE TO BAD WEATHER
2017 – 2018 SCHOOL YEAR
During the winter months inclement weather may cause disruption of bus transportation and regular school operations. A decision to cancel school transportation and/or to close schools is usually made by 6:00 a.m. and will be announced on the following radio and television stations:
VIRGIN RADIOFM99.9 CHUM AM1050 CFTR AM680
CFNY FM102.1/AM640 CJCL AM590 CHFI FM98.1
CFRB AM1010 EZ ROCK FM97.3 CJBC (FR) AM860
FM Z103.5 FM93.1 FM Q107 FIN FM100.7/AM1540 CBC99.1 CITYPULSE GLOBAL NEWS CTV CANADA AM
We will be communicating one of six standard messages to the radio stations. The six announcements and their effect on the transportation system are as follows: (Please note that the highlighted text only will be communicated by the radio stations).
1. "THE DUFFERIN-PEEL CATHOLIC DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD BUSES SERVING
ST. ANDREW, ST. BENEDICT AND ST. PETER ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS AND R.F. HALL SECONDARY SCHOOL ARE CANCELLED FOR TODAY."
2. "THE DUFFERIN-PEEL CATHOLIC DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD BUSES AND PEEL DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD BUSES IN THE TOWN OF CALEDON ARE CANCELLED FOR TODAY".
This means that ALL buses which operate into, out of, and within the Town of Caledon are cancelled for the entire day.
3. "THE DUFFERIN-PEEL
CATHOLIC DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD BUSES AND THE PEEL DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD BUSES IN THE TOWN OF CALEDON AND THE COUNTY OF DUFFERIN ARE CANCELLED FOR TODAY".
This means that all runs listed under announcements #l and #2 are cancelled.
Individual schools will be notified if this cancellation affects their school.
4. "THE DUFFERIN-PEEL CATHOLIC DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD AND THE PEEL DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD BUSES IN THE CITY OF MISSISSAUGA ARE CANCELLED FOR TODAY."
This means that ALL buses which operate into, out of, and within the City of Mississauga are cancelled for the entire day.
5. "ALL DUFFERIN-PEEL CATHOLIC DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD AND PEEL DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD BUSES ARE CANCELLED FOR TODAY."
This means that ALL transportation services provided by the Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board and the Peel District School Board, including buses, vans and taxis have been cancelled for the entire day.
6. "ALL BUSES ARE CANCELLED AND THE SCHOOLS AND OFFICES OF BOTH THE DUFFERIN-PEEL CATHOLIC DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD AND THE PEEL DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD ARE CLOSED".
This means that ALL Dufferin-Peel Catholic District School Board and Peel District School board schools and offices are closed to all students and staff.
Note: For Secondary School students Riding Public Transit, cancellation of service will be communicated by the respective transit property over the radio. Please be advised that Public Transit rarely cancels and that the level of service on days with inclement weather is unpredictable.
DRESSING FOR WINTER
SOCKS, BOOTS AND EXTRA CLOTHES
We are asking that all students have an extra pair of socks and track pants at school at all times, just in case they get wet during recess. Waterproof boots are also a necessity. Students need to have indoor shoes and must wear shoes at all times. The halls get wet and it becomes a safety issue when children have their outdoor boots on inside. We do not have the capacity to call home for students who get wet as a result of outdoor play.
STUDENT ILLNESS - STAYING IN FOR RECESS
Students who are ill should be kept home where they are most comfortable and can recover. A child who is too ill to go out for recess, is too ill to be at school. Your co‐operation to keep your child home when he/she is ill is appreciated.
A reminder that all visitors INCLUDING PARENTS must come into the office, sign in and pick up a visitor's badge when on a prearranged visit. Anyone not wearing an identification badge will be asked to return to the office immediately. This procedure will help students and staff recognize visitors to our school. For the safety and security of your children ONLY staff and assigned supervisors are allowed in the school yard during all recesses. Parents are kindly asked to NOT go into the students' play yard at the back of school. If you need to speak to your child during a recess, arrangements can be made in the front office. We thank you for your cooperation in supporting the safe environment of our school.
The best ways to reduce the risk of becoming ill or spreading flu viruses include:
Wash your hands frequently: Wash your hands often with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, especially after you cough or sneeze.
Practise good hygiene: Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it. If you don't have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your sleeve or elbow. Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs are spread this way.
Stay Healthy: Eat healthy foods, stay physically active and get adequate rest to keep your immune system strong. [Also, no sharing food].
Monitor your health: If you develop flu-like symptoms (fever, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, and shortness of breath) stay home from school and limit your contact with others while you are sick. Parents may want to consider contacting their doctor or call Telehealth if symptoms get worse.
LOST and FOUND
To avoid the abundance amount of clothing and articles placed in our lost and found each year, please label your child's clothing with their first and last name.