Students and staff in the region will have an extra-long Easter weekend. 

All schools within the Keewatin-Patricia District School Board and Kenora Catholic District School Board are officially closed for the day. 

In a joint release, the Boards said, "the decision to close schools is always made with the safety, well-being and security of students, staff, and families in mind."

The Northwestern Student Services Consortium announced early this morning that they have cancelled all buses for the region.