Winter Weather Procedures
To keep our school phone lines open, we kindly ask that you do not phone the school to ask if we are open, but rather utilize one of the many other information mediums below for potential school closure information.
During the late fall and winter months, weather conditions might cause a school or schools to shut down. The Superintendent of Schools has authority, on behalf of the Board, to temporarily close a school or schools. A number of factors go into this decision, including: student safety, the conditions of roads near schools, school grounds, school bus routes, and whether facilities are fully operational.
The decision to close a school is made in a timely manner, as circumstances allow. Details and updates are always distributed via the below platforms; please connect with us online.
- District/School Websites (www.abbyschools.ca);
- Our "Abby Schools" app, available for download from the iTunes Store or Google Play;
- Twitter (@AbbotsfordSD), Facebook (@AbbotsfordSchoolDistrict) and Instagram (@AbbotsfordSD); and
- Local Media Stations (Country 107.1, STAR 98.3, News 1130, CKNW 980AM, CBC 690AM, Punjabi Radio 1550 AM, Red FM 93.1 FM, Jack 96.9 FM, City TV) and the Abbotsford News Facebook page
If Prince Charles Elementary is closed, our school website and our PAC Facebook page will also be updated with this information.
Opt-In to Receive Text Messages
In the event of a school closure, the district will also send out an automated message from it's messaging system, SchoolConnects (formerly Synervoice). Parents/guardians and staff who want to also receive text messages from the Abbotsford School District must opt-in by texting the word JOIN to 56360 from the mobile phone they wish to receive text messages on.