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.
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