Robert Bateman Secondary and W.J. Mouat Secondary schools will both move to virtual learning this week due to the ongoing impacts from local flooding.
The Abbotsford School District made the announcement on Sunday (Nov. 28) night, stating that they were advises by the city of Abbotsford’s Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) that Highway #1 would be closed at 5:00 pm indefinitely due to flooding and this caused them to change course on the two aforementioned schools.
In-person learning will be in place at all other Abbotsford public schools. Special plans have been developed for Barrowtown and Upper Sumas school communities. Families of these two school sites will hear from the school principal with specific details.
School buses that have routes in a current evacuation zone will not be running. All other routes are anticipated to run as normal but may experience delays due to unforeseen road closures or traffic. If there are any bus cancellations this week, families will receive an email/phone/text from the Transportation Department advising them as such.
Due to #BCStorm impacts, #AbbySchools will pivot slightly for the week in support of operational limitations. 📩 Employees – please check your school district email. Families – please check your school website/email for details.
MORE INFO ➡️ https://t.co/2oNbCDK0vm pic.twitter.com/dGR75PQfOq
— Abbotsford Schools (@AbbotsfordSD) November 29, 2021
Meanwhile, all University of the Fraser Valley educational activities will be remote from Monday (Nov. 29) to Sunday (Dec. 5).
No changes have been made to the exam schedule and all buildings in Abbotsford, Chilliwack and Mission will remain open.
Flood update: Nov 28, 5:30 pm. All UFV educational activities will be remote for Mon, Nov 29 through to (and including) Sun, Dec 5, as floodwaters move once again into the Fraser Valley. There will be no in-person classes this week. See https://t.co/Ewz01uIJcS for details. pic.twitter.com/QIZ0YwL6vt
— U of Fraser Valley (@goUFV) November 29, 2021