Many Burnaby parents are looking for options tonight (Sunday) as extreme weather has forced the closure of local public schools on Monday.
Temperatures are predicted to hit at least 42C on Monday but feel even hotter.
“With extreme weather, out of an abundance of caution all schools in the Burnaby School District will be closed for instruction for students on Monday June 28,” reads a post by superintendent Gina Niccoli-Moen on the school district website Sunday. “Environment Canada is warning that record-breaking temperatures are resulting in a dangerous long-duration heat wave that will last through Monday. I recognize the added inconvenience this may pose for families during what has already been a challenging time. Over the weekend District staff have been closely monitoring the extreme weather temperatures and the resulting heat levels within school buildings. The decision to close was made after careful consideration.”
The weather will impact events scheduled on Monday for Grades 7 and 12 school leaving ceremonies. For anyone with planned events on June 28, schools will be in touch with directly, reads the post.