Today, September 12, 2017, the following schools have been canceled due to the wildfire in Cardston County and Waterton Lakes National Park:
- Mountain View School,
- Spring Glen Elementary School, and
- Spring Glen Junior High School.
The buses that transport students from these areas to the Cardston High School are also canceled for today. We understand that the Blood Bus Coop has also canceled all their buses for today.
All other schools in Westwind School Division are open today.
We are aware that there is a mandatory evacuation order in effect for a south western part of Cardston County and a part of the Blood Tribe Reserve. These evacuations affect our students, families, and staff. Our best wishes go with each of them as they make for safer areas. Please follow the instructions of the municipal, Tribal, and emergency authorities in your area. You can follow the alerts regarding the fires and associated instructions at Alberta Emergency Alert.
We are aware of the Air Quality Advisories from Environment Canada. We have instructed our principals to follow the guidelines in these advisories and be extremely conscious of student health.
We are closely monitoring this situation very closely. We will post another update in an hour about any further closures or concerns.