With the cold winter weather knocking on our door, we thought it would be helpful to remind parents of our centre closure policy in regards to declining weather conditions:
“In severe weather conditions the decision to close a school is made by the school district superintendent. This information will be provided to media outlets by 6 am. The Hand in Hand Executive Director also has the authority to make a closure decision for the Society. Factors that go into this decision include staff and student safety, road and school ground conditions and whether schools can be fully operational.”
In the event of district school closures due to weather conditions, emergencies, utility disruption (heat, hydro etc.), Hand in Hand programs will also be closed.
Announcements will be posted on our website www.handinhand.ca or our Facebook page as close to 6 am as possible.
- The following local radio stations/media sources will be provided with the closure information:
STAR 98.3 FM Country 107.1 FM News 1130 Global and City TV.
If schools are open during extreme weather, our staff will attempt to arrive at the centre in a timely manner for the morning session. However, employee’s ability to arrive on time can be affected during adverse weather. Please call the centre prior to leaving your home to ensure staff has arrived.
- Should a decision be made during the school day to close schools by the school district, our staff will contact parents to request pick-up of their child as soon as possible. It is important to ensure that you have a secondary person that is available to step in if you are not able to do so in a timely manner.
- No refunds or credits will be issued for these closure days.
October 30, 2020
Hello Hand in Hand families, Below you will find the links for our updated Health Assessment process. When emailing your monthly calendar to email@example.com, please be sure to attach each child’s Health Assessment Waiver for that month. Letter to Families – Updated Health Assesment Monthly Health Assessment Waiver Daily Health Assessment – At Home Resource…
August 20, 2020
Dear Families, Due to the delayed start of school opening for this coming school year, we will not be offering before and after school care at our centres until the first day of school, September 10th. We are unable to offer full day care on September 8th and 9th . Our summer programs will be…
August 11, 2020
See the link posted below for the most recent news on BC’s back to school plan for September. We do not yet know how this will impact Hand in Hand’s programs. Once more information is put foward, we will provide an update to families as soon as possible. Thank you for your patience and understanding.