Inclement weather day procedure

Dear TLDSB families,

Inclement weather is inevitably upon us and so we’re reaching out to share the Trillium Lakelands District School Board (TLDSB) procedure and the communication channels with you for inclement weather days.

If transportation is canceled due to inclement weather, schools within the affected region(s) of the Board will remain open. Parents/guardians will be responsible for transportation of their students who attend school on inclement weather days. Drop-off and pick-up must occur in alignment with the regular school day start and end times.

In rare circumstances, where extreme weather or other facility situations require a school or multiple schools to be closed, the TLDSB community will be notified as soon as possible via the usual communication channels mentioned below.

How is the decision made?

Transportation may be cancelled during inclement weather or due to the forecast of poor or deteriorating road conditions. Each geographical region of the Board (City of Kawartha Lakes, Haliburton County, and the District Municipality of Muskoka) is assessed independently. The decision whether or not transportation will be cancelled is made in consultation with transportation operators taking into consideration existing road conditions, weather conditions as reported by Environment Canada, and any other information available at the time the decision has to be made.

Here’s how you can find out about transportation cancellations or school closures:

  • TLDSB social media – X/Twitter (@TLDSB), Facebook (@TLDSB), and Instagram (@trillium_lakelands_dsb)
  • TLDSB website (
  • Local news/radio stations

If you have any further questions, please contact your child(ren)’s school directly.

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