Winter and Inclement Weather

posted Dec 11, 2020, 8:56 AM by Sarah Schildknecht

The Ottawa Catholic School Board has decided to keep a status quo approach to inclement weather days during our COVID times. When school transportation is cancelled due to poor weather, our schools will continue to be open for students who walk or who can get to school without school bus transportation. Please recognize that on these days students cannot be dropped off before 7:45am, and students must be picked up by 2:15pm. For those students who remain at home on inclement weather days, teachers will continue their practice of posting work to Hapara. At the high school level, the day will count in our cohort A/B tumble. Therefore, if an inclement weather day occurs on a cohort "A" day, the following day will be a cohort "B" student attendance day. Parents should be assured that despite the possible lower numbers of students on a “snow day”, we will not be congregating classes at the school. Students will follow a regular timetable.