(Jenna Hauck/ The Progress)

Classes cancelled again Thursday in the Chilliwack school district

All facilities closed Jan. 16 including daycares, preschools and the Neighbourhood Learning Centre

For the third out of four days this week, classes are cancelled due to weather in the Chilliwack school district.

Large accumulations of snow, ongoing freezing temperatures and strong winds led to the decision to cancel all classes for the day after 5 a.m. on Jan. 16, according to the district’s website.

School was also cancelled Monday and Wednesday, although public schools were open for students and teachers on Tuesday during a brief respite in the current storm activity.

• READ MORE: Snow day Monday in the Chilliwack school district

• READ MORE: Snow day Wednesday in the Chilliwack school district

The decision means all district facilities are closed to students, staff, and this includes daycares, preschools, the Neighbourhood Learning Centre at Chilliwack secondary school, rentals, and all community use.

Chilliwack Christian schools and Squiala Elementary School are also closed for the day.

University of the Fraser Valley closed its campuses, and centres, cancelling classes and activities for the rest of the day.

The Chilliwack school district decides on school closures based on a number of factors. At approximately 2 a.m., maintenance and transportation staff assess the road conditions and the conditions at school sites, according to the district’s inclement weather policy.

The recommendation is then made to the district superintendent before 5 a.m.

“Snow days are announced on a day-by-day basis only. If inclement weather should continue for more than one day, a routine assessment will occur each day with recommendations brought forward prior to an announcement.”

See www.theprogress.com for updates on the weather conditions, and the status of schools for Friday.


Do you have something to add to this story, or something else we should report on? Email:
paul.henderson@theprogress.com

@PeeJayAitch
Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Bold and brazen singer Begonia brings colourful show to Tractorgrease in Chilliwack

The musician from Winnipeg is equally comfortable singing lullabies, headbangers and ballads

PHOTOS: Home, Leisure and Outdoor Living Expo runs all weekend in Chilliwack

There are more than 250 vendors set up for the annual home show at Chilliwack Heritage Park

Second earthquake in two days strikes near Agassiz

A 2.6-magnitude recorded Saturday morning

Province bringing 421 new affordable childcare spaces to Fraser Valley

Supporting early childhood educators and creating spaces go hand in hand, minister says

Chilliwack pet food company shines light on the underdogs with contest

Petcurean’s Uplift the Underdog campaign aims to get animals who are usually overlooked, adopted

‘Presumptive case’ of coronavirus in Canada confirmed by Ontario doctors

Man in his 50s felt ill on his return to Canada from Wuhan, China

People knowingly take fentanyl so make policy changes to reduce harm: B.C. study

Dr. Jane Buxton, an epidemiologist at the centre, says drug users need more resources,

‘My heart is going to bleed’: Bodies brought back to Canada following Iran plane crash

Remains of Sahar Haghjoo, 37, and her eight-year-old daughter, Elsa Jadidi, were identified last weekend

Surrey tells Uber to cease operations in city, but company ‘respectfully’ declines

Ridesharing company told to stop operating within the city by 9 p.m. Jan. 24

Coronavirus concerns cause cancellation of Langley Lunar New Year celebration

Close to 1,000 were expected to attend the annual Live In Langley event on Saturday

BCLC opens novelty bet on Harry and Meghan moving to the west coast

Meanwhile, real estate agency points to four possible homes for the family

Canada slips in global corruption ranking in aftermath of SNC-Lavalin scandal

The country obtained a score of 77, which places it at the top in the Americas

Wuhan bans cars, Hong Kong closes schools as coronavirus spreads

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said her government will raise its response level to emergency, highest one

Most Read