Health & Safety

Power Outages Before School Starts

In cases where building conditions prevent instruction but otherwise pose no safety concerns, the school district will try to keep the school open for students, but will ask parents/guardians to make alternate arrangements for their children where possible and return them to school once power is restored.

In cases where building conditions prevent instruction and also raise safety concerns, the superintendent will request that the school be closed.
The decision to close schools is made in as timely manner as circumstances allow. Details and updates are:

  1. posted on the SD42 Twitter feed (@sd42news);
  2. posted on the SD42 Facebook feed (SD42Facebook);
  3. shared with All News 1130, CKNW, and CBC 690 radio stations;
  4. posted on the SD42 Website (www.sd42.ca).
  5. posted on the WSS Twitter feed (@WSSsd42.ca)

Power Outages While School is in Session

In cases where building conditions prevent instruction but otherwise pose no safety concerns, the school district will keep the school open for students until the end of the school day.

In cases where building conditions prevent instruction and also raise safety concerns, the superintendent may authorize early dismissal, depending on the time of the day the outage occurs. Details will also be posted to the SD42 website and WSS Twitter feed.

  • the SD42 Twitter feed (@sd42news)
  • the SD42 Facebook feed (SD42Facebook)
  • the SD42 Website
  • the WSS Twiter feed (@WSSsd42.ca)

For the most up to date information on power outages, visit the BC Hydro Outage website at https://www.bchydro.com/power-outages/app/outage-map.html