Winter Weather Procedures

Winter Weather

To keep our school phone lines open, we kindly ask that you do not phone the school to ask if we are open, but rather utilize one of the many other information mediums below for potential school closure information.

During the late fall and winter months, weather conditions might cause a school or school(s) to shut down. The Superintendent of Schools has authority, on behalf of the Board, to temporarily close a school or school(s). Several factors go into this decision, including; student safety, the conditions of roads near schools, school grounds, school bus routes, and whether facilities are fully operational.

The decision to close a school is made in a timely manner, as circumstances allow. Details and updates are always distributed via the below platforms; please connect with us online.

If Irene Kelleher Elementary is closed, our school website and Facebook page will also be updated with this information.

Opt-In to Receive Text Messages

In the event of a school closure, the district will also send out an automated message from its messaging system, SchoolConnects (formerly Synervoice). Parents/guardians and staff who want to also receive text messages from the Abbotsford School District must opt-in by texting the word JOIN to 56360 from the mobile phone they wish to receive text messages on.