Snow and poor driving conditions prompts closure of several schools
List of Foothills School Division schools that will be closed Monday, September 30
Published Monday, September 30, 2019 6:39AM MDT
Last Updated Monday, September 30, 2019 8:16AM MDT
CALGARY – The Foothills School Division cancelled classes at six of its schools and Palliser Regional Schools closed all of its schools south of Calgary Monday due to unfavourable weather.
The following Foothills School Division schools were closed Monday:
- Millarville Community School
- Red Deer Lake School
- C. Ian McLaren School
- Oilfields High School
- Turner Valley School
- Longview School
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The school division also cancelled all rural transportation routes, as well as field trips that required transportation, and continues to assess road conditions in High River and Okotoks.
"We respect the decisions parents make to keep their children at home when transportation circumstances make travel unsafe," said Foothills School Division in a statement posted on its website. "When attendance is low due to winter weather, teachers are asked to provide meaningful instruction in the form of review, practice, and enrichment. Any essential learning or activities that occur will be replicated for absent students upon their return."
Palliser Regional Schools closed all of its schools south of Calgary Monday.