Schools are not routinely closed due to snow or other inclement weather conditions. All schools in School District No. 43 (Coquitlam) will remain OPEN, if at all possible, during winter weather, including snowfall.
However, on occasion, a district-wide or partial-district closure is required due to extreme weather. Partial-district closures affecting individual schools may occur due to the very different geography within our school district. If there is a partial-district closure affected schools will be identified.
Any district-wide or partial-district closures will be decided and communicated by 6:30 a.m. via the SD43 website at www.sd43.bc.ca and other sources so that families can plan and make alternate arrangements. In most instances, announcements will NOT be made that schools are open; only cancellations, closures or delayed school openings will be announced.
While the District tries to make the best decision with the information available, the
weather does change quickly. Therefore, when schools remain open, decisions to stay at
home during challenging weather conditions should be made by each family.