Snow Days and Delayed Start Procedures


Delayed Start

In response to the area receiving a significant amount of snow or the prediction that a significant winter storm or extreme conditions could potentially impact the traffic flow in the region, a “Delayed Start” could be issued to allow the road crews adequate time to prepare the roads for safe travel.

If a ‘Delayed Start’ is issued:

  • School and preschool will start 2 hours later than usual
  • All morning Educare programs are canceled
  • Morning kindergarten is canceled
  • Preschool development program starts on a two hour delay.  This means the Preschool Development Program, which normally starts at 8:00 am will start at 10:00 am.


School Closure

The WCSD may determine that schools need to be closed for the day if the weather is severe. If this is the case a ‘School Closure’ notice will be communicated to parents, staff and the community.

For a ‘School Closure’

  • SNACS will be closed. There will be no classes or Educare programs provided that day.


Communications Protocol

The SNACS Communications team will communicate the changes to parents and the community in a variety of ways:

  • The information will be featured in the News thread on the main webpage
  • A ‘Connect-Ed’ phone message will be sent to all parents and staff.  Please keep your information up to date in the system by contacting the front office whenever there is a change to your phone numbers.
  • A ‘Delayed Start’ or ‘Snow Day’ will be announced on local radio and TV stations as well as online.


For more information about SNACS policies, click here.