Delays & Closures
Kiwetin Kikinamading typically remains open Monday through Friday of the school year. Unforeseen circumstances may delay the opening of the school, bussing and possible weather may cause a closure.
Notification of school delays or cancellations, will be posted on the CJTT 104.5 FM website and announced on CHNT 92.3 FM and CJTT 104.5 FM. The school Facebook Page (https://www.facebook.com/Kikinamading) will also indicate delays and closures.
Should CJTT Radio announce that TDSS buses are cancelled, the Kiwetin buses will also be cancelled. That includes the bus that travels to TDSS and also the bus that delivers elementary students to and from Kiwetin School.
Kiwetin School will remain open when buses are cancelled unless we announce on CJTT and CHNT that the school is also closed, but there will be no extra-curricular activities and no regular programming on those days. Should you decide to send your child to school please be advised that you are responsible for having them arrive only at 8:30AM and depart no later than 3:30PM. No child will be allowed to return home during the day, unless the parent picks up the child. There will be no crossing guard on duty those days so if your child walks to school, please ensure that someone accompanies them to and from Kiwetin School. Lunches will not be served on bus cancellation days which mean it’s essential that parents, who send their children, pack a lunch for their child, if they remain at the school during the lunch hour.
Cold Weather Delays
Provincial legislation requires that school bussing be prohibited from running. Policy is to delay bussing for a period of two hours subject to improvement in air temperature. However staff are at school at 8:15am, if there is a 2hr. delay for bussing, you can drop off your child(ren) at the school, if you wish. If your child(ren) insist on walking please ensure that they are dressed appropriately.
In the event of weather that would endanger students travelling to and from school, school may be delayed or cancelled at the discretion of administration.
Safety of Students
School may be dismissed, evacuated, or cancelled at any such time as the health and safety of the students may be deemed to be at risk. This typically would include issues with the building, services, threats, or fire alarms.
Parental and Guardian Contact
It is imperative that home and alternate contact information be kept up to date at the school office. In the event of interruption of the normal school day, accidents illness, or safety concerns, it may be necessary to contact parents or guardians.