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Emergency, Unscheduled and Weather Closures

​The Campbell River School District will try to keep schools open on every regular instructional day. Any decision to close schools is made by the superintendent in consideration for the safety of our students.

During an emergency, extreme weather, power outage or similar incident, the school district will strive to communicate quickly and effectively with parents, students, staff and the community.

In some cases, we must wait to receive information from official sources, including the RCMP and other authoritative organizations, to ensure that we communicate the most accurate and up-to-date information. We will communicate status updates based on the confirmed information that we have at the time.

School Status During Extreme Weather

Decisions about school closures due to extreme weather (significant snowfall or windstorm) will almost always be made by the superintendent in the early morning. This information will be communicated as soon as possible, generally before 7:00 a.m.

Even if schools are open, the Campbell River School District, and our schools, respect and support parents if they feel that it is unsafe to send their child to school or wish to pick-up their child early due to potentially unsafe weather conditions. If you choose to keep your child home, please be sure to report your child's absence through the school's attendance line.

How to Get Information

In most instances, no announcement will be made that schools are open; only cancellations, closures or delayed school openings will be announced.

​1.Check the SD72 website home page. This is the official primary source of district information. An alert announcing the affected school(s) will display at the top of the district website and school website(s) as soon as information is available.

Follow the district's official social media channels. Status updates and information will also be announced on:

Facebook:   Campbell River School District - SD72

Twitter:        @CRSD72


Listen to the radio or watch the morning news. We will share closure information with 99.7 2Day FM; the Campbell River Mirror; 97.3 The Eagle FM; 98.9 The Goat FM; Spirit FM; CBC Radio; CTV Vancouver Island News; Chek TV, Global BC News, and the Shaw Cable Community Wheel.

Please note that sometimes these media outlets may be delayed in getting closure information out.