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Severe Weather Procedures

Bad Weather Contingency Plans

 

If the decision is made to close the school early in the morning, usually following a heavy overnight snowfall, it will be announced over Rutland Radio (107.2FM). We will also publish the information in the News Section of this website.

 

The RCC website also carries information on school closures, although it is not generally updated until after 9am. We will also ensure the School office is manned by staff who live locally. We would be grateful, however if you could check for radio announcements first and keep calls to the school to a minimum in order to keep the lines as clear as possible for emergency calls.

 

If, as a result of a heavy snowfall during the day we decide to send the children home early we will again publish this information on the school website, email those parents for whom we have email contacts, notify Rutland Radio and RCC. We will also need to contact all the families of children who use the taxi. It is vital that we have up to date contact details in the office, with several alternative contacts and numbers and, if appropriate permission, for your child to go to a friend’s house if you are not at home.

 

We must emphasise how important it is to have these contingency plans in place – we don’t want to have children stranded at school overnight, and of course we cannot send children home if you have not been contacted, or have not given permission for your child to go to a friend’s house if you are not at home.


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