PRSD Flood Information Guide

Prairie Rose School Division has been actively monitoring the weather situation across southern Alberta.  Many of our schools and communities have received several mm of rainfall over the past week and could become subject to possible flooding.  The division would like to ensure parents, students and staff members that safety is the number one priority and all decisions regarding field trips, transportation and possible school closures will be made with that in mind.

Regular updates will be made to the Prairie Rose website and to the @PrairieRoseSD8 Twitter account daily (morning and afternoon) to keep parents and community members up-to-date on any changes to regular school programming.  If an issue arises that directly affects specific schools, those schools will send out information and directions for families, as required, through regular school communication channels.

Status:  Currently there are no listed bus cancellations or school closures.
** Based on information as of 10:28 a.m. June 23th

Monday, June 23, 2014
Normal school and bus operations
(Please note that no schools will conduct early dismissals based on new or arising information.  All school dismissal times will remain as previously indicated to avoid confusion.)

Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Minor flooding at Foremost School – Issue Resolved
Colony school closure due to impassible roads – Issue Ongoing                             

Stay Up to Date with the Latest Flooding Data

County of 40 Mile
http://40mile.ca/

Cypress County
http://www.cypress.ab.ca/

City of Medicine Hat
http://www.city.medicine-hat.ab.ca/

Alberta Environment
http://esrd.alberta.ca/
http://environment.alberta.ca/01547.html

The division will continue to monitor updates on the South Saskatchewan River as well as information from Alberta Environment and the neighbouring counties around road closures and creek and tributary levels.