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South East Cornerstone announces classes will be cancelled for April 13 and 14; Holy Family expects students to stay home

Cornerstone school facilities will be closed
South East Cornerstone head office
South East Cornerstone Public School Division building

WEYBURN – The South East Cornerstone Public School Division has announced that all classes and programs for April 13 and 14 are cancelled.

School facilities will be closed.

“The unprecedented forecast is a widespread blizzard warning in the area with significant snow accumulation and wind resulting in road closures, power outages and the inability for people to travel even within communities. With the potential of the storm ‘of the century’ and with possible challenges in communication, SECPSD made the decision today to provide early communication with parents, guardians and staff,” the school division said in a news release.

“Safety is a top priority for SECPSD. If the storm does not materialize to the same degree across all communities, SECPSD has erred on the side of safety and caution.”

April 14 was to be the final day of classes prior to the Good Friday/Easter long weekend and the annual spring break, which runs from April 18-22. Classes in Cornerstone will resume on April 25. 

The school board meeting that had been scheduled for April 13 has been rescheduled to April 27.

The Holy Family Roman Catholic Separate School Division, meanwhile, says given the expected weather conditions, families are encouraged to keep their children at home. Parents should notify the school if their child will not be attending.

Holy Family schools will be open for families who need to send their children to school. Ensure that you have a plan to safely drop off and pick up your children.

All Holy Family buses are cancelled for April 13 and 14. 

Families should ensure that students dress appropriately if they are coming to school.

"Let's keep all our students warm, happy and safe. If you have any questions, please contact your local school principal," Holy Family said. 

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