BUS CANCELLATION DAYS

Bus Cancellation Clarification (Nov. 30th)

Just when we thought everything was confusing enough let's change the way snow days/bus cancellations look. I am going to attempt to clarify... Please read the entire email. I hope this helps! System shut downs have only changed in that we are expected to provide online learning on those days. If tomorrow is a bus cancellation day, please see below. Cheryl

BUS CANCELLATION DAYS – ELEMENTARY

When buses are cancelled in Division 1 (Yellow – South Wellington/Guelph/Puslinch) or Division 2 (Blue – Centre Wellington/Erin/Rockwood), elementary schools in those divisions will remain open to students and staff as usual. Even though buses may have been cancelled, support staff shall make every reasonable effort to arrive at their own worksite on time, or later in the day if necessary, while having due regard for road conditions and their own safety. After attempting to travel to their own worksite, and failing to do so, support staff should either:

  • provide assistance at the nearest pre-arranged worksite within the Board. Staff who wish to report to a different site must obtain the prior approval of their Principal; or

  • continue with their job duties which can be performed remotely. Staff who plan to work remotely must obtain the prior approval of their Principal/Supervisor and must be prepared to work remotely without advance notice (i.e. staff should consider taking their device home on a routine basis to be prepared for this).

Please note that Educational Assistants, where possible, should report to the nearest elementary school as needs likely will be greater there based on the number of students who typically attend school on inclement weather days. When buses are cancelled in Division 3 (Pink – North Wellington) or Division 4 (Green – Dufferin County), elementary schools in the affected division(s) will be closed to students but will remain OPEN to staff. When schools have been closed to students, support staff at each worksite which has been closed to students shall choose one of the following options which must be pre-approved by the principal prior to the day schools are closed to students:

  • make every reasonable effort to arrive at their own worksite on time, or later in the day if necessary, while having due regard for road conditions and their own safety; or

  • provide assistance at the nearest pre-arranged worksite within the Board; or

  • continue with their job duties which can be performed remotely. Staff who plan to work remotely must obtain the prior approval of their Principal/Supervisor and must be prepared to work remotely without advance notice (i.e. staff should consider taking their device home on a routine basis to be prepared for this).

BUS CANCELLATION DAYS – SECONDARY

When buses are cancelled in Divisions 1, 2, 3, or 4, secondary schools in the affected division(s)* will be closed to students but will remain OPEN to staff.

When schools have been closed to students, support staff at each worksite which has been closed to students shall choose one of the following options which must be pre-approved by the principal prior to the day schools are closed to students:

  • make every reasonable effort to arrive at their own worksite on time, or later in the day if necessary, while having due regard for road conditions and their own safety; or

  • provide assistance at the nearest pre-arranged worksite within the Board; or

  • continue with their job duties which can be performed remotely. Staff who plan to work remotely must obtain the prior approval of their Principal/Supervisor and must be prepared to work remotely without advance notice (i.e. staff should consider taking their device home on a routine basis to be prepared for this).

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