In preparation for a significant snow storm that is expected to hit the Greater Toronto Area tomorrow, school boards have decided to postpone classes and buses.
According to Environment Canada, the storm is expected to affect the majority of southern Ontario from Thursday evening through Saturday afternoon with a mix of rain, ice, snow, and “dangerous” winds.
For many people who are already dealing with delayed and cancelled flights leading up to Christmas, the nasty storm comes at an undesirable moment.
In anticipation of the storm, some school boards in the Greater Toronto Area are cancelling in-person classes and buses tomorrow.
Here is a list of school and bus cancellations for Friday, Dec. 23.
Information for more areas will be added as it comes in.
Toronto District School Board & Toronto Catholic District School Board
The TDSB and TCDSB have announced that they have decided to close all schools, administrative buildings and sites on Friday due to the storm.
“We recognize that these decisions can have a significant impact on thousands of families across Toronto and are not taken lightly, however given the current weather forecast, we felt it was prudent to make this decision now to provide families and staff with as much notice as possible,” the statement read.
TDSB spokesperson Ryan Bird said there will be no virtual classes on Friday.
“Because of virtual teachers in the TDSB teach from a TDSB school, virtual learning will not be continuing tomorrow,” Bird said.
Peel District School Board
The PDSB is advising parents and guardians not to send their children to school on Friday as all of its facilities and worksites will be closed because of the expected severe weather.
There will be asynchronous learning activities available for students, the board said.
“The safety of our students, their families, and our staff is always our highest priority,” the PDSB said.
“We understand that weather patterns may fluctuate unexpectedly before the weather arrives, and we always aim to make our decisions about inclement weather with the most up-to-date information possible.”