Here's what to expect if it snows and your kids go to a New Westminster school

The days are shorter and it’s getting colder. Before you know it, we could be covered in a blanket of snow.

If that day does come, there’s a couple things parents of school-age children should know. First, the New Westminster school district has a severe weather protocol in the event of really, really bad weather, including snowfall.

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While rare, sometimes schools do shut down because of bad weather. If the district decides to close the schools that decision will be made by 6:30 a.m. and will be broadcast on the radio on CKNW AM 980 and CBC AM 690, according to a letter from superintendent Karim Hachlaf.

Parents who’ve signed up for the SchoolMessenger system will receive a phone and email about any closures. The school’s website as well as the district’s site will also be updated with any relevant information.

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