Please take a few minutes to review the information provided to students about school life at BDSS.
BDSS Agenda 2015-16
AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE ABOUT
INCLEMENT WEATHER PROCEDURES
Communication to Parents: Information about transportation changes and school closures will be posted on the DSBN Facebook and Twitter feeds, posted on the DSBN and school websites, and communicated to local radio and television stations. To have information delivered straight to your smart phone, become a DSBN Facebook friend or Twitter follower.
NSTS Enhanced Website Features: A feature available through the NSTS website is a subscription feature. When a parent signs-in to the secure parent portal to view their child’s information, the option to subscribe is available. There may be times during the school year where inclement weather or other situations could cause transportation cancellations or school closures. The subscription for the NSTS Updates would ensure that you have the most up to date information from the bus company.
At times when student transportation has been cancelled and schools remain open, the decision of whether or not to have children in school on that day rests with the parent or guardian.
Should you decide not to send your child to school in the event that transportation is cancelled but schools remain open, or if your child is ill or late, please ensure that you call your child’s school to inform them of your child’s absence.
A key resource in any emergency is the DSBN Emergency Information form that you filled out at the beginning of the school year. Please let the school know of any changes in contact information or procedures you wish to be followed throughout the school year.
For secondary schools it may become necessary to cancel late buses. Notice will be provided via school announcements and on the websites and subscription features by 11:30 a.m.
Information about transportation cancellations and school closures will be available as soon as it is available through the following channels:
DSBN Facebook or Twitter
NSTS Transportation Delay or Cancellation Alerts
Niagara Student Transportation Services 905-346-0290 Voice Auto Attendant
CHCH – Hamilton
CityTV Breakfast Television
Cogeco Channel 10
CKTB (610 AM) St. Catharines
CHRE (105.7 FM) St. Catharines
WAVE (94.7 FM) Hamilton
CHTZ-FM (97.7 FM) St. Catharines
CKOC (1150 AM) Hamilton
CKEY (105.1 FM) Niagara Falls/Fort Erie
CHML (900 AM) Hamilton
K-LITE-FM (102.9 FM) Hamilton
CHAM (820 AM) Hamilton
GIANT FM (91.7 FM) Welland