Communicating the information when transportation is cancelled or classes are suspended

Once the decision is made to cancel transportation or to suspend classes we immediately:

  • Post the list of schools/centres affected on the SWLSB website's homepage in the banner as illustrated above.
  • Post the information on the SWLSB Facebook page
  • List the names of schools affected for the day on the administrative centre line (450-621-5600 or 1 866 621-5600)
  • Inform radio and television networks
  • NEW! Send a notification on the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board mobile App

Letters sent to parents

Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board app (September 26, 2017)
Letter about procedures during inclement weather (November 9, 2017)
Letter about reminder of procedures inclement weather (January 22, 2018)

Schools Divided in Five Groups

Groups chart


Q) How do I download the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board mobile app?
A) On your mobile device, go to the Apple store or Google Play and type Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board. Once the name appears, select download.

Q) Do I need to have the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board mobile app on my device to receive the notifications?
A) Yes. You need to have the mobile app and to have selected ALLOW NOTIFICATIONS.

Q) Does someone need a smartphone to use the Sir Wilfrid Laurier app?
A) Yes.

Q) When are parents notified of cancellation of transportation related to inclement weather?
A) Decisions to cancel transportation are usually made by 6 am at the latest. As soon as the decision is taken, it is communicated.

Q) How are parents notified?
A) We communicate the information on our website, our Facebook page, administration office phone message, through the media and the Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board mobile app.

Q) How do I know what group my child's school is in?
A) Our schools are divided in five groups. Click here to see the chart.