Inclement weather cancellation

  • Newbridge Academy follows HRSB policy for general snow day cancellations.
  • HRSB makes every attempt to announce school cancellations by 6:00 a.m.

Parents are advised to check:

  • HRSB website: www.hrsb.ns.ca
  • Follow HRSB on Twitter: twitter.com/HRSB_Official
  • Call the HRSB Information line: (902) 464 4636
  • Subscribe to HRSB text notification service

SITUATION: HRSB schools are open but Chignecto Regional School Board schools closed.

  • We will remain open but students that are not present will not be penalized for absent day.

Things to consider:

SITUATION: Schools are open but buses are not running.

  • Newbridge Academy follows HRSB policy for buses therefore, in the event HRSB cancels bus transportation, we will cancel our transportation.
  • The East Hants location (grades six through twelve) will be closed in this situation.
  • Sackville location will remain open but there will not be any school transportation.

Things to consider:

Please remember: In weather-related circumstances, as a parent or guardian you always have the choice whether or not to send your child to school. Students will never be penalized as a result of inclement weather.

SITUATION: In-school inclement weather cancellation.

  • Students in grades junior primary to five will not be released from school unless parents or guardians have been notified by the school and a suitable plan is in place.
  • If you have a child in grades six to twelve, you should prepare and discuss a plan with student for what to do if we close school midday.

Things to consider:

  • Do you have a back-up plan for childcare?
  • Does your child know where he or she is to go if school is cancelled midday?
  • Is your child dressed properly for the weather conditions, regardless of whether he or she travels by bus or walks to school?

Please remember: as a parent or guardian you always have the choice to send your child to school. Students will never be penalized as a result of inclement weather.

SITUATION: Building related cancelations/closure.

In the very rare occasion that our facilities are effected by inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances (i.e. power outages), we will make every attempt to provide relevant information to our families as quickly as it is available.

Newbridge Academy will work with building representatives to provide the most accurate information to parents as quickly as possible.

Newbridge Academy will collect information from:

  • The building managers and facility staff
  • HRM representatives
  • Nova Scotia Power
  • Environment Canada

Possible ways we will communicate:

  • School website
  • Email
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Phone message

We will make every effort to communicate this information as early as possible to allow parents to plan accordingly.  

SITUATION: In-school building related cancelations/closure (i.e. power outage).

  • Students in grades junior primary to five will not be released from school unless parents or guardians have been notified by the school and a suitable plan is in place.
  • If you have a child in grades six to twelve, you should prepare and discuss a plan with student for what to do if we close school midday.