School Closure Policy
If the school is closed for any reason, families will be contacted by email and the closure will be posted on our social media sites. The goals of this policy are to balance the risks associated with travel for each of the participants with the desire to maximize the instructional time for our students. BCA will be closed when any one of the following three area Halton schools are closed: Glenview Public School, Aldershot Elementary School or Central Public School.
If the above schools are not closed but the School Principal deems it prudent to close BCA, the School Principal may decide to close the school. It is understood that the decision to close was based on weather information that was predicted to result in seriously hazardous driving conditions for the BCA community.
Even when the school is open and the weather may be in some question, it is always the responsibility of the parent to decide whether it is safe to take their child to school for that particular day. The discretion for safety associated with transportation for a child is the sole responsibility of the parent or guardian.
Other Reasons for School Closure
The ultimate decision to close the school because of a pandemic alert or if the school building becomes uninhabitable, is made by the Principal after consultation with the appropriate medical authorities such as Public Health. The Medical Officer of Health is the primary spokesperson to the media when a pandemic occurs—not the School Board or the Principal. All school system preparations and responses are coordinated through the Principal and may be subject to change at the Principal’s discretion and in keeping with government directives and local developments.
Continued learning for our students will be delivered by alternative methods by our teachers and special education department. If a family chooses to withdraw their student(s) during this time, the refund policy noted in this handbook will be in effect.